If you wish to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you are able to switch on password protection for a certain folder - either the main site folder or another one below it. If this function is enabled, a pop-up shall appear each time anyone attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login information shall be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg when you have secured just the domain.com folder. When the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there's no method of getting around this restriction, so you can be sure that no one shall be able access the protected content. The option may be beneficial in a number of cases - if only a number of people should be able to see certain files, if you work on a website and you do not want people to see it before it is completed, and so on.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Securing any folder with a password shall be really easy if you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that's incorporated into the Hepsia CP, will permit you to pick the specific folder which you want to secure with a couple of clicks and all you'll need to enter shall be the username and the password that'll be used to access it later on. You won't experience any problems even if you have not had a hosting account before, because you do not need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to switch on the function. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you'll be able to set up different usernames for the same password-protected area, so many people shall be able to access a particular folder with their own login credentials. You shall be able to see the protected folders at a glance either in the very same section of the CP or within the File Manager section where you'll detect them by their compact padlock icons.