If you want to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you are able to activate password protection for a specific folder - either the main website folder or any other one below it. When this feature is turned on, a pop-up will appear anytime someone attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login info will be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have secured just the domain.com folder. When the details are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there's no method of getting around this restriction, so you can be certain that nobody shall be able access the shielded content. The feature can be helpful in a number of cases - if only a number of people need to be able to see certain files, if you are developing an Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it is completed, etc.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
You shall be able to create password protection for any content that you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We've added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel where you shall be able to enable the function with a number of clicks and with no troubles, even if you are not quite tech-savvy. You'll only have to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder which should be protected (the main folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection will take effect right away, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL within your web browser, you'll need to type the newly created login credentials before you can proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of individuals, so you'll not need to share the same login credentials with everyone. Any password-protected folder shall have a small padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize such folders with ease.