Password Protected Directories
What are password-protected directories? What do they indicate for your website?
If you'd like to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you can enable password protection for a particular folder - either the main website folder or a different one below it. When this function is enabled, a pop-up will appear every time anyone tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login information shall be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have protected only the domain.com folder. In case the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there's no method of getting around this restriction, so you can rest assured that no one will be able to access the secured content. The function can be useful in a number of cases - if only certain individuals need to be able to see specific files, if you are creating a site and you do not want people to see it before it's completed, and so on.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area will take no more than several clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites within a cloud hosting
account with our company. You shall not need to do anything difficult - you will have to choose a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it has to be protected, and then to type in the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. If a number of people require their own login details, there shall not be a problem to make numerous different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this option is active. If you want to disable the protection function for any folder, you can disable it from the very same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Securing any folder with a password shall be quite simple if you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server
account with us. A user-friendly tool, that is integrated into the Hepsia CP, will permit you to choose the exact folder you'd like to secure with a few clicks and all you will have to type in shall be the username and the password that'll be used to access it afterwards. You will not encounter any problems even if you haven't had a hosting account before, because you do not need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to switch on the function. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you will be able to create numerous usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so a number of people will be able to access a particular folder with their own login details. You will be able to see the secured folders conveniently either in precisely the same section of the CP or within the File Manager section where you will detect them by their small padlock icons.