If you want to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you can enable password protection for a given folder - either the primary website folder or another one below it. If this option is active, a pop-up will appear each time a person tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login details shall be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have protected only the domain.com folder. If the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there isn't any method of getting around this restriction, so you can be sure that no one will be able to access the secured content. The feature may be useful in various cases - if only a few people must be able to see particular files, if you are developing a website and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completed, etc.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting

If you use any of our cloud website hosting products, you will be able to set up password-protected areas with ease even if you don't have any experience with this type of matters. We've built in a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you will be able to shield any folder within a matter of seconds. You will simply have to select a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that should be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to input the preferred username and password that will be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Each protected folder will have a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to see at a glance what content is protected and what's not. If required, you can create a number of sets of login credentials for exactly the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to create password protection for any content which you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We have added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel via which you shall be able to switch on the feature with a few mouse clicks and with no troubles, even if you are not quite tech-savvy. You will simply need to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder that should 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 within your browser, you will have to enter the newly created login credentials before you can proceed. Additionally, you will be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of people, so you'll not have to share the same login details with anyone. Each password-protected folder will have a small padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize this kind of folders effortlessly.