If you would like keep some content concealed from the public eye, you are able to activate password protection for a given folder - either the primary website folder or another one below it. If this function is turned on, a pop-up will appear each and every time somebody tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login info shall be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg when you have protected only the domain.com folder. If the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there's no way of getting around this restriction, so you can be certain that nobody will be able to access the secured content. The option can be beneficial in numerous cases - if only certain individuals should be able to see particular files, if you work on an Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completed, and so forth.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting
All of our Linux cloud web hosting
feature a very handy tool which will allow you to protect any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with only 2 mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia website hosting CP, you'll only have to go to the Password Protection section, to select 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 type in the username and the password which have to be used so as to access the content in question. The function will be activated straightaway, so if you make an effort to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to type in the login details. You could create or remove numerous usernames for the same folder, if necessary. When you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be marked with a little padlock icon.