If you want to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you could enable password protection for a given folder - either the main site folder or a different one below it. If this feature is activated, a pop-up shall appear every time anyone tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login details will be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg when you have secured just the domain.com folder. If the details aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there is no way of getting around this restriction, so you can rest assured that nobody shall be able access the shielded content. The option may be beneficial in various cases - if only certain people must be able to see particular files, if you are creating a site and you don't want people to see it before it is completed, and so forth.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

Creating a password-protected area shall take merely a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites within a shared hosting account with our company. You shall not need to do anything challenging - you'll need to choose a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it has to be protected, and then to input the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. When a number of people require their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to make a variety of different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will always know where this function is enabled. If you wish to turn off the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the same exact section of the CP where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You shall be able to create password protection for any content that you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We have included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel via which you will be able to enable the function with a few clicks and with no difficulties, even if you're not very tech-savvy. You will only have to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder which has to be protected (the primary folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection will take effect right away, so if you make an effort to open the password-protected URL in your Internet browser, you'll need to type the newly created login credentials in order to proceed. Additionally, you'll be able to give different usernames for the very same folder to a number of people, so you will not have to share the same login credentials with everybody. Any password-protected folder will have a tiny padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize this kind of folders easily.