Password Protected Directories
What are password-protected directories? What do they mean for your web site?
If you wish to keep some content concealed from the public eye, you'll be able to switch on password protection for a specific folder - either the main site folder or another one below it. Whenever this feature is active, a pop-up will appear every time someone attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login details will be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have secured only the domain.com folder. When the details aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there is no way of getting around this restriction, so you can be certain that nobody will be able to access the secured content. The function may be useful in a number of cases - if only certain individuals must be able to see specific files, if you are building a website and you do not want people to see it before it's completed, etc.
Password Protected Directories in Hosting
All our Linux hosting packages
include an exceptionally useful tool which will permit you to shield any folder in your account from unauthorized access with simply two mouse clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia hosting CP, you'll only have to visit the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which should be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password that have to be used to access the content in question. The function shall be turned on right away, so if you attempt to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to input the login credentials. You could set up or remove many usernames for the very same folder, if required. If you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be marked with a tiny padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Securing any folder with a password will be really easy if you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server
account with us. A user-friendly tool, which is incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will enable you to pick the exact folder you'd like to protect with a couple of mouse clicks and all you will have to enter shall be the username and the password that'll be used to access it later. You will not encounter any troubles even if you have never had a website hosting account before, because you don't need any previous knowledge or programming skills to enable the feature. If you repeat the same simple steps, you will be able to create many usernames for the same password-protected area, so lots of people shall be able to access a certain folder with their own login details. You'll be able to see the protected folders very easily either in exactly the same section of the CP or in the File Manager section where you'll identify them by their compact padlock icons.