Password Protected Directories
What are password-protected directories? What do they imply for your site?
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 any other one below it. Whenever this function is activated, a pop-up will appear anytime anyone tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login details will be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have protected only the domain.com folder. In case the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there is no way to get around this restriction, so you can be positive that nobody shall be able access the protected content. The option could be useful in a variety of situations - if only certain people must be able to see specific files, if you work on an Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it is completed, and so on.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting
Creating a password-protected area will take no more than several mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites in a shared web hosting
account with us. You won't need to do anything complex - you'll have to select a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it must be protected, and then to type the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there will not be a problem to set up a variety of different usernames with access to the very same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will always know where this feature is active. If you want to deactivate the security feature for any folder, you can disable it from the same exact section of the CP in which you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Securing any folder with a password will be very simple if you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server
account with us. A user-friendly tool, which is incorporated into the Hepsia CP, will enable you to pick the specific folder you'd like to protect with a couple of mouse clicks and all you will need to type in will be the username and the password that'll be used to access it afterwards. You'll not encounter any issues even if you haven't had a hosting account before, considering that you do not need any previous knowledge or coding skills to enable the function. If you repeat the same basic steps, you'll be able to set up many usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so many people will be able to access a particular folder with their own login details. You will be able to see the secured folders at a glance either in precisely the same section of the CP or inside the File Manager section where you will detect them by their compact padlock icons.