If you would like keep some content hidden from the public eye, you could switch on password protection for a particular folder - either the main website folder or any other one below it. In case this function is activated, a pop-up will appear each time a person tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login information will be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg when you have secured the domain.com folder. When the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there is no method of getting around this restriction, so you can be sure that nobody shall be able access the secured content. The feature can be useful in various cases - if only a number of people must be able to see specific files, if you work on an Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completed, and so on.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

All of our Linux shared web hosting service come with a really useful tool that'll allow you to shield any folder in your account from unauthorized access with simply two mouse clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia website hosting CP, you'll simply have to navigate 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 the username and the password that have to be used so as to access the content in question. The feature will be active at once, so in case you attempt to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to enter the login information. You can set up or remove a number of usernames for the same folder, if required. If you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be marked with a little padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to set up password protection for any content you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We have added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel using which you will be able to activate the function with a few clicks and without any troubles, even if you are not very tech-savvy. You'll 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 try to open the password-protected URL within your browser, you'll need to enter the newly created login credentials before you proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of individuals, so you will not have to share the same login credentials with everybody. Any password-protected folder will have a little padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this kind of folders in no time.