If you'd like to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you can enable password protection for a particular folder - either the main website folder or another one below it. Whenever this option is turned on, a pop-up will 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 shall be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have protected just the domain.com folder. In case the details are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there's no way to get around this restriction, so you can rest assured that nobody will be able to access the secured content. The option may be useful in a variety of cases - if only a few individuals must be able to see particular files, if you are building a site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completed, etc.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

All our Linux shared hosting packages feature a very convenient tool which will enable you to protect any folder within your account from unauthorized access with simply two mouse clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia hosting CP, you will just have to visit the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that should be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password that should be used to access the content in question. The feature will be activated right away, so if you attempt to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to input the login information. You could create or remove numerous usernames for the exact same folder, if required. When you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be indicated by a tiny padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You shall be able to create password protection for any content that you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We've included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel through which you shall be able to activate the function with a few mouse clicks and with no troubles, even if you are not very tech-savvy. You'll simply have to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder which must be protected (the primary folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection shall take effect immediately, so if you try to open the password-protected URL in your web browser, you will need to enter the newly created login credentials before you proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of individuals, so you'll not need to share the same login details with everyone. Each password-protected folder will have a tiny padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this kind of folders easily.