If you wish to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you are able to activate password protection for a certain folder - either the main site folder or a different one below it. Whenever this feature is activated, a pop-up will appear each and every time anyone tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login information shall be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have secured only the domain.com folder. If the details are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there is no method of getting around this restriction, so you can be certain that nobody will be able to access the protected content. The option can be helpful in a number of cases - if only some individuals need to be able to see specific files, if you are creating a website and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completed, etc.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

If you use any of our web hosting packages, you can create password-protected areas with ease even if you don't have any experience with such matters. We have incorporated an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts, so you'll be able to secure any folder within just a few seconds. You will simply have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder which must be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to input the desired username and password that will be used to access the folder in question in the future. Any protected folder will have a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see at a glance what content is protected and what is not. When necessary, you can create a number of different sets of login details for exactly the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You shall be able to set up password protection for any content that you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We've added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel where you will be able to enable the feature with a number of mouse clicks and with no difficulties, even if you are not really tech-savvy. You will simply have to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder which needs to be secured (the main folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection shall take effect at once, so if you try to open the password-protected URL in your web browser, you'll need to input the newly created login credentials before you can proceed. You will 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 anybody. Any password-protected folder will have a tiny padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize this type of folders easily.