If you want to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you can enable password protection for a specific folder - either the main Internet site folder or a different one below it. When this function is enabled, a pop-up shall appear each time anyone attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login info shall be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg when you have protected just the domain.com folder. When the details are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there is no way to get around this restriction, so you can rest assured that nobody will be able to access the secured content. The function can be beneficial in various cases - if only a few people need to be able to see particular files, if you are building an Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it's completed, and so on.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

All of our shared hosting plans feature an exceptionally convenient tool that'll enable you to protect any folder in your account from unauthorized access with just 2 clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia web hosting CP, you will just have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which should be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password that should be used in order to access the content in question. The feature will be activated instantly, so in case you attempt to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to input the login details. You could create or remove a number of usernames for the exact same folder, when necessary. If you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be shown with a little padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Securing any folder with a password will be easy if you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, which is built into the Hepsia CP, will permit you to pick the exact folder that you want to secure with a couple of mouse clicks and all you'll have to type shall be the username and the password that'll be used to access it subsequently. You won't experience any difficulties even if you haven't had a hosting account before, considering that you do not need any previous knowledge or programming skills to activate the feature. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you will be able to set up numerous usernames for the same password-protected area, so a number of people will be able to access a given folder with their own login credentials. You will be able to see the protected folders instantly either in exactly the same section of the Control Panel or inside the File Manager section where you will recognize them by their little padlock icons.