If you wish to keep some content concealed from the public eye, you can activate password protection for a certain folder - either the primary Internet site folder or another one below it. In case this function is enabled, a pop-up will appear each time somebody tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login info will be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg when you have protected only the domain.com folder. If the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there isn't any way of getting around this restriction, so you can be positive that no one will be able to access the shielded content. The feature could be useful in a variety of scenarios - if only a number of people must be able to see specific files, if you are creating a site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completed, and so on.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area will take just a couple of clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites within a cloud website hosting account with us. You shall not have to do anything complex - you will need to choose a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it must be protected, and then to enter the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals require their own login details, there won't be a problem to create a variety of different usernames with access to the very same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will always know where this option is enabled. If you would like to turn off the security function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the very same section of the CP in which you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to protect any content which you have uploaded via our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it's a part of, so you'll not need to type in any code at any time. You'll only need to pick one of the domains/subdomains that you have in the website hosting account and to pick which folder should be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. After that you can type in the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you'll be ready. The protection shall be activated straightaway, so anyone who attempts to access the recently protected folder will have to input the accurate login details. In cases where several people must be able to access exactly the same content, you could set up a separate username for each.