If you would like keep some content concealed from the public eye, you'll be able to activate password protection for a given folder - either the primary website folder or a different one below it. Whenever this option is active, a pop-up shall appear anytime anyone attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login info shall be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have protected the domain.com folder. In case the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there is no way to get around this restriction, so you can be sure that nobody shall be able access the secured content. The feature may be helpful in a variety of scenarios - if only a few individuals need to be able to see particular 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
Setting up a password-protected area will take just several mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites in a shared hosting account with our company. You will not need to do anything complex - you will have to pick a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it should be protected, and then to type the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals need their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to make a number of different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will always know where this function is active. If you would like to deactivate the security function for any folder, you can disable it from the same exact section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will take several clicks to activate the password protection function for any folder which you have, if you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers. We have a very handy tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people with no experience. It is part of the Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage your new account and when you log in and navigate to the Password Protection section, you'll be able to select the domain or subdomain which should be protected and then the particular folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see two boxes where you will have to input the login name and the password that'll be required to access the folder in question and you will be ready. By following exactly the same steps, you can create many different login credentials for the very same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.