If you'd like to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you could activate password protection for a specific folder - either the main website folder or another one below it. When this option is activated, a pop-up shall appear every time somebody tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login information will be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg when you have protected just the domain.com folder. If the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there's no way to get around this restriction, so you can rest assured that nobody shall be able access the shielded content. The feature may be beneficial in numerous situations - if only a few individuals must be able to see specific files, if you work on a site and you don't want people to see it before it is completed, etc.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting
If you use any of our shared web hosting
plans, you will be able to set up password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have no experience with such matters. We have included an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all accounts, so you'll be able to shield any folder within merely seconds. You will simply have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which should be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type the desired username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question in the future. Each protected folder shall have padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see instantly what content is protected and what's not. If required, you can create several different sets of login credentials for precisely the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Protecting any folder with a password will be really easy if you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server
account with us. A user-friendly tool, which is built into the Hepsia Control Panel, will permit you to pick the exact folder you'd like to secure with a few clicks and all you will have to type in will be the username and the password which will be used to access it later. You'll not experience any issues even if you haven't had a web hosting account before, because you don't need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to activate the feature. If you repeat the same simple steps, you will be able to create different usernames for the same password-protected area, so numerous individuals will be able to access a particular folder with their own login credentials. You shall be able to see the protected folders instantly either in the very same section of the Control Panel or in the File Manager section where you shall detect them by their little padlock icons.