If you would like keep some content hidden from the public eye, you could switch on password protection for a specific folder - either the primary site folder or a different one below it. Whenever this option is enabled, a pop-up will appear every time anyone tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login details shall be required 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 will appear and there is no way to get around this restriction, so you can be sure that no one will be able to access the protected content. The feature may be useful in numerous cases - if only some people need to be able to see certain files, if you are building a site and you don't want people to see it before it's completed, and so on.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

Creating a password-protected area shall take just several mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites inside a shared hosting account with us. You'll not need to do anything complicated - you'll need to select a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it has to be protected, and then to type the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there will not be a problem to make numerous different usernames with access to the very same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this function is enabled. If you wish to disable the protection function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the exact same section of the CP in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to create password protection for any content you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We've 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 number of clicks and with no complications, even if you are not quite tech-savvy. You'll only have to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder which needs to be secured (the main folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection shall take effect instantly, so if you try to open the password-protected URL in your browser, you'll have to type the newly created login credentials before you proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of people, so you'll not need to share the same login credentials with everybody. Each password-protected folder will have a compact padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize such folders in no time.