Password Protected Directories
What are password-protected directories? What do they imply for your web site?
If you wish to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you'll be able to switch on password protection for a certain folder - either the primary website folder or a different one below it. In case this option is active, a pop-up shall 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 shall be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have protected the domain.com folder. When the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall 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 function can be useful in a number of cases - if only certain individuals must be able to see certain files, if you are building a website and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completed, and so on.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting
All our Linux shared web hosting
include a very handy tool that will allow you to secure any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with simply 2 clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia hosting CP, you will only have to go to 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 which should be used to access the content in question. The function will be activated right away, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to input the login details. You may create or remove multiple usernames for the exact same folder, if required. If you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be shown with a tiny padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Protecting any folder with a password shall be quite simple if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server
account with us. A user-friendly tool, which is integrated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will permit you to pick the exact folder you would like to secure with a couple of clicks and all you'll need to enter shall be the username and the password which will be used to access it subsequently. You'll not encounter any complications even if you have never had a hosting account before, since you don't need any previous knowledge or coding skills to enable the feature. If you repeat the same basic steps, you shall be able to create different usernames for the very same password-protected area, so numerous individuals shall be able to access a particular folder with their own login credentials. You'll be able to see the protected folders instantly either in the exact same section of the CP or inside the File Manager section where you shall detect them by their small padlock icons.