Password Protected Directories
What are password-protected directories? What do they mean for your Internet site?
If you would like keep some content concealed from the public eye, you can activate password protection for a given folder - either the main website folder or any other one below it. If this feature is activated, a pop-up shall appear anytime somebody tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login information shall be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg when you have secured only the domain.com folder. In case the details are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there is no way of getting around this restriction, so you can be certain that no one will be able to access the shielded content. The option can be useful in numerous situations - if only a few people must be able to see certain files, if you are creating a website and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completed, etc.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting
All of our Linux cloud hosting packages
include an incredibly convenient tool which will permit you to shield any folder within your account from unauthorized access with simply 2 mouse clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia web hosting CP, you will only have to go to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that needs to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to input the username and the password which should be used so as to access the content in question. The feature will be active immediately, so if you try to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to type in the login info. You can create or remove a number of usernames for the same folder, if necessary. If you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be shown with a small padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will require a few clicks to enable the password protection function for any folder that you have, if you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
. We have a very effective tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people with no experience. It's included in the Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage your new account and once you log in and check out the Password Protection section, you will be able to choose the domain or subdomain which should be protected and then the specific folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see two boxes in which you shall have to enter the login name and the password that'll be necessary to access the folder in question and you will be good to go. By following precisely the same steps, you will be able to create several different login credentials for the very same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.