If you wish to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you can activate password protection for a given folder - either the primary site folder or any other one below it. In case this option is activated, a pop-up will appear anytime a person attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login info shall be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have protected the domain.com folder. In case the details are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there's no method of getting around this restriction, so you can be certain that nobody will be able to access the secured content. The feature may be helpful in a variety of cases - if only some individuals need to be able to see particular files, if you are developing a site and you don't want people to see it before it's completed, etc.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
All our shared plans
include an exceptionally handy tool that'll allow you to secure any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with just two mouse clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you'll only have to navigate to 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 have to be used in order to access the content in question. The function will be activated at once, so if you try to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to input the login credentials. You can set up or remove many usernames for the same folder, when necessary. If you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be shown with a little padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will take a few clicks to enable the password protection function for any folder you have, if you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers
. We have an incredibly helpful tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without any experience. It's a part of the Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and navigate to the Password Protection section, you'll be able to choose the domain or subdomain which needs to be protected and then the particular folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see 2 boxes where you shall have to enter the login name and the password that'll be needed to access the folder in question and you shall be ready. By following the exact same steps, you can create a number of login credentials for the same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.