If you would like keep some content concealed from the public eye, you can enable password protection for a particular folder - either the main website folder or any other one below it. When this feature is enabled, a pop-up will appear every time somebody tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login details shall be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg when you have protected just the domain.com folder. If the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there's no way to get around this restriction, so you can be certain that nobody shall be able access the shielded content. The function can be helpful in numerous cases - if only a few people need to be able to see certain files, if you are creating a website and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completed, and so forth.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting
All of our Linux cloud web hosting service
include an exceptionally useful tool that will enable you to shield any folder within your account from unauthorized access with simply two mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you will only have to visit the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which should be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to input the username and the password that should be used in order to access the content in question. The feature shall be active at once, so in case you attempt to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to input the login credentials. You may create or remove numerous usernames for the very same folder, if needed. If you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be shown with a small padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will take several mouse clicks to activate the password protection function for any folder that you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting service
. We have an incredibly handy tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people with zero experience. It's part of the Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage your new account and when you log in and navigate to the Password Protection section, you shall be able to pick the domain or subdomain that should be protected and then the exact folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see 2 boxes in which you shall have to type the login name and the password which will be necessary to access the folder in question and you shall be all set. By following exactly the same steps, you are able to set up a variety of login credentials for the very same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All protected folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.