If you would like keep some content concealed from the public eye, you can switch on password protection for a particular folder - either the primary website folder or any other one below it. In case this feature is activated, a pop-up shall appear every time somebody 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 secured only the domain.com folder. When the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there isn't any way of getting around this restriction, so you can rest assured that no one shall be able access the protected content. The function could be beneficial in a number of situations - if only some people should be able to see particular files, if you are creating a website and you do not want people to see it before it's completed, and so forth.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

Creating a password-protected area will take just a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your Internet sites in a shared hosting account with our company. You'll not have to do anything difficult - you will have to select a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be protected, and then to enter the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals need their own login credentials, there will not be a problem to create a number of different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this option is activated. If you wish to deactivate the security feature for any folder, you can disable it from the same exact section of the CP in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to shield any content that you've uploaded through our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it is part of, so you shall not have to type in any code at any time. You will only need to choose one of the domains/subdomains which you have inside the hosting account and to pick which folder has to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You may then enter the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you will be all set. The protection shall be activated right away, so anyone that tries to access the newly protected folder will have to input the right login info. In case several people should be able to open the exact same content, you could make a separate username for each one.