If you want to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you could activate password protection for a particular folder - either the primary site folder or any other one below it. In case this option is active, a pop-up shall appear each and 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 information will be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have protected the domain.com folder. When the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there is no way of getting around this restriction, so you can be certain that no one shall be able access the shielded content. The feature can be beneficial in a variety of cases - if only a number of individuals need to be able to see specific files, if you are creating a website and you do not want people to see it before it is completed, and so on.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting

All our Linux shared website hosting service include a really handy tool that'll permit you to protect any folder in your account from unauthorized access with only 2 mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you'll simply have to go to the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which needs 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 in order to access the content in question. The feature will be turned on instantly, so in case you attempt to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to input the login information. You could set up or remove multiple 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 small padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to set up password protection for any content which you have within your semi-dedicated server account. We've integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel via which you will be able to activate the feature with a few mouse clicks and with no problems, even if you are not very tech-savvy. You will simply have to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder which has to be protected (the main folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection will take effect immediately, so if you make an effort to open the password-protected URL within your browser, you will have to type the newly created login credentials in order to proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of individuals, so you will not have to share the same login credentials with anybody. Any password-protected folder shall have a little padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize this type of folders with ease.