If you want to keep some content concealed from the public eye, you can switch on password protection for a certain folder - either the primary Internet site folder or another one below it. In case this feature is turned on, a pop-up will appear each and every time a person attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login info shall be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have secured only the domain.com folder. In case the credentials aren't 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 secured content. The feature may be beneficial in a number of cases - if only certain people must 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 on.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take just a couple of clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites within a shared hosting account with us. You shall not need to do anything difficult - you'll need to choose a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it has to be protected, and then to type in the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals need their own login details, there won't be a problem to set up a number of different usernames with access to the very same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this option is enabled. If you want to deactivate the security feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Securing any folder with a password shall be really easy if you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, which is integrated into the Hepsia CP, will enable you to select the exact folder that you want to protect with a couple of clicks and all you'll have to type in shall be the username and the password which will be used to access it later on. You'll not encounter any difficulties even if you have not had a hosting account before, because you do not need any previous knowledge or programming skills to switch on the feature. If you repeat the same simple steps, you will be able to set up various usernames for the very same password-protected area, so lots of people shall be able to access a given folder with their own login details. You shall be able to see the secured folders easily either in precisely the same section of the Control Panel or inside the File Manager section where you shall detect them by their compact padlock icons.