If you would like keep some content hidden from the public eye, you could switch on password protection for a certain folder - either the primary site folder or another one below it. When this feature is active, a pop-up will appear each and every time someone attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login info shall be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have secured only the domain.com folder. When the details are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there's no way to get around this restriction, so you can be sure that nobody shall be able access the shielded content. The option can be helpful in numerous situations - if only a number of people need to be able to see specific files, if you are creating an Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's completed, and so forth.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting
With the password protection tool supplied with every shared web hosting plan which we provide, you'll be able to secure any content that you have in your account with simply a few clicks. Since the tool is an element of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, it has the same simple interface and you shall not require any special skills to use it. As soon as you visit the Password Protection section, you will have to select one of the domains or subdomains which you have inside the account and then choose if the protection should be turned on for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then type the username and the password that you'd like and you will be set. A small padlock icon inside the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the very same way you shall be able to include several usernames and passwords for the same folder if you would like several people to have their own login credentials.