If you wish to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you'll be able to enable password protection for a given folder - either the main site folder or another one below it. Whenever this feature is enabled, a pop-up shall appear each time somebody attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login details will be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have protected the domain.com folder. In case the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there's no way to get around this restriction, so you can be positive that no one will be able to access the secured content. The option may be useful in numerous scenarios - if only some individuals must be able to see specific files, if you work on a site and you don't want people to see it before it is completed, and so forth.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

All our web hosting plans come with a really useful tool that'll enable you to secure any folder within your account from unauthorized access with only two mouse clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you will only have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that has to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type in the username and the password that must be used so as to access the content in question. The function shall be active immediately, so in case you try to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to enter the login information. You may create or remove numerous usernames for the exact same folder, if necessary. When you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be indicated by a little padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Securing any folder with a password shall be very simple if you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that is built into the Hepsia CP, will allow you to select the exact folder you'd like to secure with a few clicks and all you'll have to input will be the username and the password that will be used to access it subsequently. You won't encounter any troubles even if you haven't had a hosting account before, because you don't need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to switch on the function. If you repeat the same basic steps, you shall be able to set up many usernames for the very same password-protected area, so lots of people shall be able to access a certain folder with their own login credentials. You shall be able to see the secured folders very easily either in the very same section of the Control Panel or inside the File Manager section where you'll identify them by their tiny padlock icons.