If you wish to keep some content concealed from the public eye, you are able to activate password protection for a particular folder - either the primary website folder or any other one below it. In case this option is active, a pop-up shall appear every time someone attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login info will be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg when you have protected only the domain.com folder. When the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there isn't any way to get around this restriction, so you can be positive that nobody shall be able access the secured content. The feature could be beneficial in a variety of cases - if only a few individuals should be able to see specific files, if you are developing a site and you don't want people to see it before it is completed, etc.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
All of our shared hosting include a really handy tool that will enable you to secure any folder within your account from unauthorized access with just 2 mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia hosting CP, you'll simply have to visit the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that should be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to input the username and the password that have to be used to access the content in question. The function shall be activated immediately, so if you try to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to type in the login details. You could set up or remove a number of usernames for the exact same folder, when necessary. When you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be marked with a small padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Securing any folder with a password shall be quite simple if you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that is incorporated into the Hepsia CP, will enable you to select the specific folder that you want to protect with a couple of clicks and all you'll need to input will be the username and the password which will be used to access it subsequently. You will not experience any problems even if you have not had a website hosting account before, considering that you do not need any previous knowledge or coding skills to switch on the feature. If you repeat the same simple steps, you will be able to set up many usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so numerous individuals shall be able to access a given folder with their own login credentials. You will be able to see the secured folders very easily either in the exact same section of the Control Panel or within the File Manager section where you shall recognize them by their small padlock icons.