If you would like keep some content hidden from the public eye, you can switch on password protection for a particular folder - either the primary site folder or another one below it. When this option is active, a pop-up shall appear each time somebody tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login info shall be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have protected the domain.com folder. In case the details are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there is no method of getting around this restriction, so you can rest assured that no one will be able to access the protected content. The feature can be beneficial in a variety of scenarios - if only certain individuals need to be able to see specific files, if you are developing a website and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completed, and so forth.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting
All our shared website hosting plans come with an incredibly handy tool that will permit you to protect any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with only two clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you'll simply have to go to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which needs to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password that should be used in order to access the content in question. The function shall be turned on instantly, so in case you attempt to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to input the login credentials. You could set up or remove numerous usernames for the very same folder, if required. If you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be indicated by a little padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to protect any content that you've uploaded using our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it is a part of, so you'll not have to write any code at any time. You will only have to pick one of the domains/subdomains which you have inside the web hosting account and to select which folder must be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. After that you can input the username and the password, which will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you will be good to go. The protection shall be activated straightaway, so anyone that attempts to access the newly secured folder will have to type in the right login information. If a number of people must be able to open the exact same content, you can create a separate username for each.