If you want to keep some content concealed from the public eye, you could activate password protection for a specific folder - either the primary site folder or another one below it. When this option is active, a pop-up will appear each and every time a person tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login info shall be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have secured just the domain.com folder. When the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there's no way of getting around this restriction, so you can rest assured that no one will be able to access the protected content. The function can be beneficial in a number of scenarios - if only some people need to be able to see certain files, if you are developing a site and you do not want people to see it before it is completed, and so on.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting
Creating a password-protected area will take no more than a couple of clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites inside a cloud website hosting
account with us. You'll not need to do anything difficult - you'll have to choose a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it should be secured, and then to enter the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to make a number of different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this feature is enabled. If you would like to disable the protection feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will require just a few clicks to turn on the password protection function for any folder you have, when you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting
. We have an incredibly helpful tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people without experience. It is part of the Hepsia Control Panel, that you will get to manage your new account and when you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you will be able to choose the domain or subdomain which should be protected and then the specific folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see 2 boxes where you shall have to type the login name and the password that'll be necessary to access the folder in question and you'll be all set to go. By following the exact same steps, you are able to create many different login credentials for the exact same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All protected folders will feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.