If you would like keep some content hidden from the public eye, you can switch on password protection for a particular folder - either the main website folder or any other one below it. When this option is enabled, a pop-up will appear each and every time a person tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login details shall be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg when you have protected the domain.com folder. When the details are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there's no way to get around this restriction, so you can be sure that no one shall be able access the secured content. The function could be helpful in numerous cases - if only some people should be able to see particular files, if you are developing an Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it's completed, and so on.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

All our Linux shared web hosting include a very convenient tool that will allow you to protect any folder within your account from unauthorized access with simply 2 mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia website hosting CP, you'll only have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which has to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password that have to be used in order to access the content in question. The function shall be active straightaway, so in case you try to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to input the login info. You can set up or remove many usernames for the same folder, if needed. If you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be marked with a compact padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to create password protection for any content that you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We have integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel via which you shall be able to activate the feature with several clicks and with no difficulties, even if you are not really tech-savvy. You'll simply need to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder which should be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection shall take effect instantly, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL inside your Internet browser, you will have 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 will not need to share the same login details with anyone. Any password-protected folder will have a tiny padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this sort of folders in no time.