If you'd like to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you could enable password protection for a certain folder - either the main site folder or a different one below it. When this function is activated, a pop-up shall appear each time anyone tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login info will be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have protected only the domain.com folder. In case the details aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there is no method of getting around this restriction, so you can be certain that no one shall be able access the protected content. The function could be beneficial in various scenarios - if only some people should be able to see certain files, if you are creating a site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completed, and so on.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area shall take only a few mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your Internet sites within a cloud website hosting account with us. You won't have to do anything challenging - you'll need to choose a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be secured, and then to type in the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to set up numerous different usernames with access to the very same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this feature is activated. If you would like to deactivate the protection function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the CP in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to create password protection for any content which you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We've integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel through which you shall be able to enable the function with several clicks and without any difficulties, even if you're not really tech-savvy. You'll simply have to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder which has to be protected (the main folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection shall take effect instantly, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL inside your web browser, you'll need to input the newly created login credentials before you proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the very same folder to a number of individuals, so you will not need to share the same login credentials with everyone. Each password-protected folder shall have a compact padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this sort of folders effortlessly.