Password Protected Directories
What are password-protected directories? What do they indicate for your Internet site?
If you would like keep some content concealed from the public eye, you'll be able to activate password protection for a specific folder - either the main site folder or a different one below it. Whenever this function is turned on, a pop-up will appear each time a person tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login information will be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have protected only the domain.com folder. If 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 shall be able access the protected content. The option can be useful in various scenarios - if only certain individuals need to be able to see specific files, if you work on a site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completed, and so on.
Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area shall take just several clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites in a website hosting
account with us. You'll not need to do anything complicated - you will have to select a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it has to be protected, and then to type the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals require their own login details, there shall not be a problem to make a number of different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this feature is enabled. If you would like to deactivate the security function for any folder, you can disable it from the very same section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server
account with us, you'll be able to secure any content that you have uploaded via our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it's a part of, so you shall not have to input any code at any time. You'll only need to choose one of the domains/subdomains that you have inside the hosting account and to choose which folder needs to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. Then you can type the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you'll be good to go. The protection will be enabled right away, so anyone who tries to access the freshly protected folder shall have to enter the correct login info. If a number of people should be able to open the exact same content, you could set up a separate username for each one.