If you wish to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you can activate password protection for a certain folder - either the main website folder or any other one below it. If this feature is turned on, a pop-up shall appear anytime someone 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 protected the domain.com folder. If the details aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there's no way to get around this restriction, so you can rest assured that no one shall be able access the secured content. The option can be beneficial in numerous scenarios - if only certain individuals must be able to see specific files, if you are developing a website and you don't want people to see it before it is completed, etc.

Password Protected Directories in Hosting

All of our hosting come with an incredibly handy tool that'll enable you to protect any folder within your account from unauthorized access with just 2 clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia web hosting CP, you will simply have to visit the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which should be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password which should be used to access the content in question. The feature will be activated instantly, so in case you attempt to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to enter the login details. You could set up or remove multiple usernames for the same folder, if necessary. If you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be marked with a compact padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will take several clicks to turn on the password protection feature for any folder that you have, when you use one of our semi-dedicated servers. We have an extremely practical tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without any experience. It is a part of the Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage your new account as soon as you log in and navigate to the Password Protection section, you shall be able to select the domain or subdomain that needs to be secured and then the specific folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see two boxes in which you will need to type in the login name and the password which will be required to access the folder in question and you will be all set to go. By following exactly the same steps, you are able to create several different login credentials for the very same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders will feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.