If you wish to keep some content concealed from the public eye, you can switch on password protection for a certain folder - either the main website folder or a different one below it. If this feature is activated, a pop-up shall appear every time anyone attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login details will be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have secured the domain.com folder. If the details are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there's no way of getting around this restriction, so you can be positive that nobody will be able to access the secured content. The function can be beneficial in a number of situations - if only certain people should be able to see specific files, if you are developing an Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completed, and so forth.

Password Protected Directories in Hosting

All our Linux hosting service come with an incredibly handy tool which will enable you to protect any folder within your account from unauthorized access with simply two clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you will only have to go to the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which has to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password which should be used to access the content in question. The function will be activated instantly, so if you make an effort to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to input the login info. You could create or remove multiple usernames for the same folder, if necessary. If you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be shown with a little padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to set up 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 hosting Control Panel through which you will be able to switch on the feature with a number of clicks and without any difficulties, even if you're not very tech-savvy. You'll only have to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder that needs to be protected (the primary folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection shall take effect right away, so if you try to open the password-protected URL in your web browser, you will have to enter the newly created login details before you can proceed. Additionally, you will be able to give different usernames for the 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 compact padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this sort of folders effortlessly.