If you want to keep some content concealed from the public eye, you are able to switch on password protection for a certain folder - either the main website folder or a different one below it. If this function is active, a pop-up will appear every time somebody tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login information shall be needed 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 way of getting around this restriction, so you can be positive that no one will be able to access the protected content. The function can be helpful in numerous scenarios - if only certain individuals need to be able to see specific files, if you work on a website and you do not want people to see it before it's completed, and so forth.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting

Creating a password-protected area shall take merely a couple of clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites within a cloud web hosting account with us. You'll not have to do anything complicated - you'll need to select a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it must be protected, and then to type in the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals need their own login details, there will not be a problem to make several different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this option is activated. If you wish to deactivate the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the same section of the Control Panel 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 within your semi-dedicated server account. We've integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel via which you shall be able to activate the feature with a number of mouse clicks and without any troubles, even if you are not quite tech-savvy. You'll only have to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder which should be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection shall take effect instantaneously, so if you make an effort to open the password-protected URL in your web browser, you will need to input the newly created login details in order to proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of individuals, so you'll not need to share the same login credentials with everybody. Any password-protected folder will have a compact padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this sort of folders in no time.