If you'd like to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you could switch on password protection for a particular folder - either the primary website folder or another one below it. In case this function is enabled, a pop-up will appear every time someone tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login information will be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have secured only the domain.com folder. If the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there's no way of getting around this restriction, so you can rest assured that nobody shall be able access the shielded content. The option can be helpful in numerous scenarios - if only a few people should be able to see certain files, if you are building 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 of our Linux web hosting come with a very useful tool that'll allow you to secure any folder in your account from unauthorized access with just 2 clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia website hosting CP, you'll only have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that should be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to input the username and the password that must be used to access the content in question. The feature will be turned on instantly, so if you try to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to type in the login information. You could create or remove many usernames for the same folder, if needed. When 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

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you shall be able to protect any content that you've uploaded through our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it is part of, so you'll not have to enter any code at any time. You will simply need to pick one of the domains/subdomains that you have in the website hosting account and to choose which folder has to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You may then input the username and the password, that will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be ready. The protection shall be turned on at once, so anybody who tries to access the freshly protected folder shall have to enter the accurate login details. If various individuals should be able to open the same content, you could set up a separate username for each one.