If you wish to keep some content concealed from the public eye, you'll be able to activate password protection for a given folder - either the main website folder or another one below it. In case this function is enabled, a pop-up will appear every time someone attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login details shall be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have secured the domain.com folder. If the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there is no way to get around this restriction, so you can be sure that nobody will be able to access the secured content. The feature may be beneficial in a variety of cases - if only a few individuals must be able to see specific files, if you are creating a site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completed, and so forth.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

All of our Linux cloud hosting include a really convenient tool that will allow you to shield any folder within your account from unauthorized access with only 2 mouse clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia web hosting CP, you will only have to go to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which has to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type in the username and the password which must be used so as to access the content in question. The function shall be active straightaway, so if you try to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to input the login credentials. You can create or remove many usernames for the same folder, when necessary. If you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be shown with a tiny padlock icon.