If you wish to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you could enable password protection for a given folder - either the main website folder or another one below it. When this option is active, a pop-up will appear anytime a person attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login information will be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have secured only the domain.com folder. When the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there isn't any way to get around this restriction, so you can be positive that nobody shall be able access the shielded content. The option could be helpful in a number of situations - if only a number of individuals need to be able to see specific files, if you are creating a website and you do not want people to see it before it is completed, etc.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area will take only a couple of clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites inside a cloud web hosting
account with us. You'll not need to do anything complicated - you will need to choose a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it must be secured, and then to input the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to set up several different usernames with access to the same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this option is enabled. If you want to turn off the security function for any folder, you can disable it from the same exact section of the CP where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will take a couple of mouse clicks to turn on the password protection feature for any folder that you have, if you use one of our semi-dedicated servers
. We have an extremely helpful tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people with zero experience. It is included in the Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and check out the Password Protection section, you shall be able to choose the domain or subdomain which needs to be protected and then the particular folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see 2 boxes in which you shall have to type in the login name and the password which will be necessary to access the folder in question and you will be ready. By following exactly the same steps, you are able to create many different login credentials for the exact same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.