If you would like keep some content concealed from the public eye, you could activate password protection for a given folder - either the main site folder or another one below it. When this option is turned on, a pop-up shall appear each time a person attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login info shall be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have secured only the domain.com folder. If the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there is no way of getting around this restriction, so you can rest assured that no one shall be able access the secured content. The feature may be helpful in numerous scenarios - if only some people need to be able to see certain files, if you work on a site and you don't want people to see it before it's completed, etc.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

All of our Linux shared hosting services include an incredibly convenient tool which will enable you to shield any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with only two clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia web hosting CP, you will simply have to visit the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that has to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password which must be used to access the content in question. The feature shall be activated straightaway, so in case you attempt to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to input the login info. You may set up or remove a number of usernames for the very same folder, if required. When you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be indicated by a compact padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will require a few mouse clicks to turn on the password protection function for any folder that you have, in case you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting. We have an incredibly handy tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with zero experience. It's part of the Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and visit the Password Protection section, you'll be able to select the domain or subdomain that needs to be protected and then the particular folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see two boxes in which you shall have to enter the login name and the password which will be required to access the folder in question and you'll be all set. By following precisely the same steps, you can set up several different login credentials for the very same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All protected folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.