If you want to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you could activate password protection for a specific folder - either the primary website folder or another one below it. In case this function is activated, a pop-up shall appear every time a person tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login details shall be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have protected only the domain.com folder. If the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there's no method of getting around this restriction, so you can be positive that no one shall be able access the shielded content. The function may be useful in a number of situations - if only a few individuals must be able to see certain files, if you work on a website and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completed, etc.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Securing any folder with a password will be very easy if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that is integrated into the Hepsia CP, will enable you to select the particular folder you would like to secure with a couple of clicks and all you'll have to input will be the username and the password which will be used to access it later on. You won't experience any troubles even if you have not had a website hosting account before, since you don't need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to activate the function. If you repeat the same simple steps, you shall be able to set up many usernames for the very same password-protected area, so numerous individuals shall be able to access a certain folder with their own login credentials. You'll be able to see the protected folders very easily either in the same section of the CP or within the File Manager section where you shall identify them by their tiny padlock icons.