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 website folder or a different one below it. When this option is turned on, a pop-up will appear each and every time a person tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login details shall be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg when you have secured just the domain.com folder. When the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there is no way to get around this restriction, so you can be positive that nobody shall be able access the secured content. The feature could be beneficial in a number of situations - if only certain people must be able to see particular files, if you are developing a website and you do not want people to see it before it's completed, etc.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

When you use any of our shared hosting packages, you'll be able to make password-protected areas with ease even if you don't have any experience with this type of matters. We've built in an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts, so you shall be able to protect any folder within a matter of seconds. You will simply have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder that has to be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to input the desired username and password which will be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Each protected folder will have a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see immediately what content is secured and what's not. If necessary, you may create a number of different sets of login details for the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will take several mouse clicks to turn on the password protection feature for any folder you have, in case you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans. We have an incredibly effective tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people without experience. It's a part of the Hepsia CP, that you will get to manage your new account and once you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you will be able to select the domain or subdomain which should be protected and then the specific folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see two boxes in which you will have to input the login name and the password that will be needed to access the folder in question and you shall be all set. By following exactly the same steps, you can create several different login credentials for the same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All secured folders will feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.