If you want to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you are able to activate password protection for a given folder - either the main website folder or a different one below it. If this feature is active, a pop-up shall appear every time a person attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login details will be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have secured only the domain.com folder. When the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there is no way to get around this restriction, so you can be positive that nobody shall be able access the secured content. The option could be useful in numerous scenarios - if only a few people should be able to see certain files, if you are developing an Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completed, etc.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

All our cloud hosting come with an incredibly handy tool which will allow you to shield any folder in your account from unauthorized access with just two mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia hosting CP, you'll only have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to pick 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 input the username and the password which must be used to access the content in question. The feature will be active at once, so if you make an effort to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to input the login information. You may set up or remove multiple usernames for the same folder, if required. If you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be shown with a small padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to set up password protection for any content which you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We've added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will be able to switch on the feature with a few clicks and with no difficulties, even if you are not quite tech-savvy. You'll simply need to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder which should be protected (the primary folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection will take effect right away, so if you try to open the password-protected URL inside your browser, you will have to type the newly created login credentials before you can proceed. Additionally, you'll be able to give different usernames for the very same folder to a number of people, so you'll not have to share the same login credentials with anybody. Any password-protected folder shall have a little padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this sort of folders with ease.