Password Protected Directories
Learn how to make a safe and user-only area in your website with password-protected directories.
If you want to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you could enable password protection for a particular folder - either the primary Internet site folder or any other one below it. Whenever this option is activated, a pop-up shall appear each and every time somebody tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login details will be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have secured only the domain.com folder. In case the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there's no way to get around this restriction, so you can be sure that nobody shall be able access the protected content. The function could be useful in a number of cases - if only a number of individuals need to be able to see specific files, if you are building a site and you don't want people to see it before it's completed, and so forth.
Password Protected Directories in Hosting
Creating a password-protected area shall take just several clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites within a hosting
account with us. You shall not have to do anything complex - you will have to choose a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it has to be protected, and then to type in the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to set up numerous different usernames with access to the very same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this option is enabled. If you would like to turn off the protection function for any folder, you can disable it from the very same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Securing any folder with a password will be very simple if you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server
account with our company. A user-friendly tool, which is integrated into the Hepsia CP, will enable you to pick the specific folder that you want to secure with a few mouse clicks and all you will have to enter shall be the username and the password that will be used to access it later on. You'll not experience any troubles even if you haven't had a website hosting account before, since you do not need any previous knowledge or coding skills to enable the feature. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you will be able to set up various usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so many people shall be able to access a certain folder with their own login credentials. You will be able to see the protected folders easily either in exactly the same section of the Control Panel or in the File Manager section where you'll detect them by their small padlock icons.