Password Protected Directories
What are password-protected directories? What do they signify for your website?
If you wish to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you are able to activate password protection for a particular folder - either the primary Internet site folder or any other one below it. When this function is turned on, a pop-up will appear anytime someone 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 in case you have protected the domain.com folder. When the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there isn't any way of getting around this restriction, so you can be certain that nobody will be able to access the protected content. The feature can be helpful in various scenarios - if only a number of people need to be able to see particular files, if you are developing an Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it is completed, etc.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
Creating a password-protected area shall take merely a couple of clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites within a shared hosting
account with our company. You shall not need to do anything complex - you'll have to select a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it should 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 need their own login details, there will not be a problem to set up several different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this feature is active. If you would like to disable the security function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the exact same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server
account with us, you shall be able to protect any content that you have uploaded through our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it is part of, so you'll not need to enter any code at any time. You'll simply have to choose one of the domains/subdomains that you have in the web hosting account and to choose which folder has to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You can then type the username and the password, which will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you will be all set. The protection will be activated right away, so anyone that attempts to access the newly secured folder shall have to enter the accurate login info. If various individuals should be able to access the exact same content, you could set up a separate username for each one.