If you wish to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you could switch on password protection for a certain folder - either the main website folder or a different one below it. If this option is active, a pop-up shall appear each time a person tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login info shall be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg when you have secured just the domain.com folder. In case the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there's no way to get around this restriction, so you can be certain that no one will be able to access the protected content. The option could be helpful in a variety of situations - if only a number of people should be able to see particular files, if you are creating an Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it is completed, and so on.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area shall take merely a couple of clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites inside a shared web hosting account with us. You won't need to do anything complex - you'll have to pick a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be secured, and then to enter the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals need their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to make several different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will always know where this option is activated. If you want to disable the protection function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the CP where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to create password protection for any content that you have within your semi-dedicated server account. We've added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel where you will be able to activate the function with a number of mouse clicks and without any difficulties, even if you're not quite tech-savvy. You will only need to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder which must be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection shall take effect at once, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL within your browser, you'll have to enter the newly created login details in order to proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of people, so you will not need to share the same login details with anyone. Each password-protected folder will have a little padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this sort of folders with ease.