If you want to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you could enable password protection for a specific folder - either the main website folder or another one below it. In case this feature is activated, a pop-up will appear every time someone tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login information will be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have protected only the domain.com folder. When the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there isn't any way to get around this restriction, so you can be certain that nobody shall be able access the shielded content. The option may be useful in a number of scenarios - if only a few individuals need to be able to see particular files, if you are creating a site and you don't want people to see it before it's completed, and so forth.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting

With the password protection tool provided with every shared website hosting plan which we offer, you shall be able to shield any content which you have in your account with just a few mouse clicks. Since the tool is an element of our revolutionary Hepsia CP, it features the same uncomplicated interface and you will not need any special skills to use it. As soon as you check out the Password Protection section, you will have to select one of the domains or subdomains that you have inside the account and then decide whether the protection should be switched on for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then type the username and the password you want and you'll be set. A small padlock icon within the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the same exact way you will be able to add numerous usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Protecting any folder with a password will be quite simple if you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that's integrated into the Hepsia CP, will allow you to choose the specific folder which you want to protect with a few mouse clicks and all you will have to enter will be the username and the password that will be used to access it later. You'll not experience any issues even if you have never had a website hosting account before, since you do not need any previous knowledge or programming skills to switch on the feature. If you repeat the same basic steps, you shall be able to set up numerous usernames for the same password-protected area, so many people will be able to access a given folder with their own login details. You will be able to see the secured folders conveniently either in exactly the same section of the Control Panel or within the File Manager section where you shall detect them by their compact padlock icons.