If you would like keep some content hidden from the public eye, you can switch on password protection for a certain folder - either the main website folder or a different 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 which goes a few levels deeper, so login info will be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have secured just 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 sure that nobody shall be able access the protected content. The function can be beneficial in various cases - if only a few people must be able to see specific files, if you are creating a website and you do not want people to see it before it's completed, and so on.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

If you use any of our shared web hosting plans, you will be able to create password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have zero experience with this sort of matters. We've integrated an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts, so you'll be able to protect any folder within just seconds. You'll only have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that has to be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type in the preferred username and password that will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Any protected folder shall have padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to see immediately what content is protected and what's not. If required, you can create a number of sets of login credentials for the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Securing any folder with a password will be quite simple if you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, which is incorporated into the Hepsia CP, will allow you to pick the exact folder you'd like to secure with a few mouse clicks and all you will have to type in will be the username and the password that will be used to access it later. You will not experience any difficulties even if you have not had a hosting account before, since you don't need any previous knowledge or coding skills to switch on the feature. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you shall be able to set up various usernames for the same password-protected area, so many people shall be able to access a particular folder with their own login credentials. You'll be able to see the protected folders very easily either in exactly the same section of the Control Panel or within the File Manager section where you'll identify them by their little padlock icons.