If you would like keep some content concealed from the public eye, you are able to switch on password protection for a particular folder - either the main website folder or another one below it. If this option is enabled, a pop-up shall appear each time somebody tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login info will be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have secured the domain.com folder. When the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there's no way of getting around this restriction, so you can be sure that nobody will be able to access the secured content. The feature may be beneficial in numerous scenarios - if only a number of people need to be able to see particular files, if you are building an Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it is completed, and so forth.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Protecting any folder with a password shall be quite simple if you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, which is built into the Hepsia Control Panel, will allow you to select the exact folder you'd like to protect with a couple of clicks and all you will have to type shall be the username and the password that will be used to access it later on. You'll not experience any difficulties even if you have never had a website hosting account before, considering that you do not need any previous knowledge or programming skills to enable the function. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you will be able to set up various usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so lots of people will be able to access a given folder with their own login credentials. You will be able to see the secured folders instantly either in exactly the same section of the CP or within the File Manager section where you'll identify them by their tiny padlock icons.