If you want to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you can switch on password protection for a certain folder - either the main website folder or another one below it. If this feature is enabled, a pop-up shall appear every time a person attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login details will be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg when you have protected just the domain.com folder. If the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there's no way of getting around this restriction, so you can be sure that no one will be able to access the shielded content. The feature may be useful in a variety of situations - if only a few individuals must be able to see particular files, if you are creating a website and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completed, and so on.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting

All our cloud website hosting include a really useful tool that will allow you to shield any folder within your account from unauthorized access with just two clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you will only have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that needs to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to input the username and the password which have to be used to access the content in question. The function will be turned on right away, so if you attempt to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to enter the login information. You may create or remove many usernames for the very same folder, if required. When you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be shown with a tiny padlock icon.