If you wish to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you are able to activate password protection for a certain folder - either the primary site folder or a different one below it. If this feature is active, 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 information will be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have secured just the domain.com folder. In case the details are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there isn't any method of getting around this restriction, so you can rest assured that no one shall be able access the secured content. The function may be useful in a number of cases - if only a number of individuals need to be able to see specific files, if you are developing a site and you don't want people to see it before it is completed, etc.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

All our cloud hosting include an exceptionally useful tool that'll enable you to secure any folder in your account from unauthorized access with simply 2 mouse clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you will just have to visit the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which has to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password that must be used so as to access the content in question. The function shall be turned on right away, so in case you try to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to enter the login information. You can create 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 indicated by a tiny padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to set up password protection for any content which you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We've integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will be able to switch on the function with a few clicks and without any complications, even if you are not quite tech-savvy. You'll only have to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder which has to be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection shall take effect instantaneously, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL inside your web browser, you'll need to type in the newly created login details before you can proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of people, so you'll not have to share the same login credentials with anyone. Each password-protected folder will have a compact padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this type of folders effortlessly.