If you'd like to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you can activate password protection for a specific folder - either the primary site folder or another one below it. In case this feature is activated, a pop-up will appear each and every time somebody attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login information shall be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have protected just 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 rest assured that nobody will be able to access the secured content. The function may be helpful in a number of scenarios - if only some individuals must be able to see specific files, if you are building an Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it is completed, etc.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area shall take just a few clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites in a web hosting account with our company. You won't have to do anything difficult - you'll need to select a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it must be protected, and then to input the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals need their own login details, there will not be a problem to make a variety of different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this option is activated. If you want to disable the security feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the exact same section of the CP in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to create password protection for any content that you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We've added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel via which you shall be able to switch on the feature with several mouse clicks and with no problems, even if you are not quite tech-savvy. You'll only have to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder that has to be protected (the primary folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection shall take effect at once, so if you make an effort to open the password-protected URL in your Internet browser, you'll have to type the newly created login details before you proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of people, so you will not have to share the same login credentials with everybody. Each password-protected folder shall have a compact padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this type of folders effortlessly.