If you'd like to keep some content concealed from the public eye, you could switch on password protection for a particular folder - either the main site folder or a different one below it. When this option is enabled, 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 information will be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have secured only the domain.com folder. In case the details 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 no one will be able to access the secured content. The option may be useful in numerous situations - if only a few people must be able to see certain files, if you are developing an Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's completed, and so forth.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
With the password protection tool that comes with each and every shared hosting plan that we offer, you shall be able to shield any content which you have inside your account with merely a few mouse clicks. As the tool is an element of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, it provides the exact same simple interface and you will not need any special skills to use it. As soon as you visit the Password Protection section, you will have to choose one of the domains or subdomains that you have inside the account and then choose if the protection should be switched on for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then type in the username and the password that you want and you shall be all set to go. A tiny padlock symbol inside the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the very same way you will be able to add several usernames and passwords for the same folder if you would like several people to have their own login credentials.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to protect any content that you have uploaded by using our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it is part of, so you'll not have to enter any code at any time. You'll simply need to choose one of the domains/subdomains that you have inside the web hosting account and to pick which folder has to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You can then type in the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be all set. The protection will be activated instantly, so anyone who attempts to access the newly protected folder will have to enter the correct login details. When various people must be able to open precisely the same content, you could make a separate username for each of them.