Password Protected Directories
What are password-protected directories? What do they indicate for your website?
If you'd like to keep some content concealed from the public eye, you can switch on password protection for a particular folder - either the main website folder or another one below it. Whenever this function is turned on, a pop-up will appear each time anyone attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login info shall be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have secured the domain.com folder. If the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there isn't any method of getting around this restriction, so you can be certain that no one will be able to access the protected content. The option could be useful in a number of scenarios - if only certain people must be able to see particular files, if you are developing a website and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completed, and so on.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area shall take just several clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites inside a shared website hosting
account with us. You'll not have to do anything complex - you'll have to choose a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it should be secured, and then to type 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 will not be a problem to create numerous different usernames with access to the very same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will always know where this feature is active. If you wish to turn off the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the same exact section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server
account with our company, you shall be able to secure any content that you've uploaded through our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it is a part of, so you'll not have to type in any code at any time. You will simply need to select one of the domains/subdomains you have in the website hosting account and to select which folder must be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You may then enter the username and the password, which will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you will be good to go. The protection shall be switched on at once, so anyone that tries to access the newly secured folder will have to enter the correct login info. When a number of people should be able to open precisely the same content, you could set up a separate username for each one.