If you wish to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you are able to activate password protection for a certain folder - either the primary site folder or another one below it. In case this option is activated, a pop-up shall appear anytime somebody attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login info shall be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have protected 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 nobody shall be able access the secured content. The function may be beneficial in a variety of scenarios - if only a number of people must be able to see specific files, if you are developing an Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completed, and so forth.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will require a couple of mouse clicks to enable the password protection feature for any folder which you have, when you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
. We have a very practical tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without experience. It is a part of the Hepsia Control Panel, that you will get to manage your new account and once you log in and visit the Password Protection section, you'll be able to pick the domain or subdomain that should be secured and then the exact folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see 2 boxes in which you shall have to enter the login name and the password that will be necessary to access the folder in question and you shall be good to go. By following the very same steps, you can create a variety of login credentials for the exact same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.