If you wish to keep some content concealed from the public eye, you'll be able to activate password protection for a certain folder - either the primary website folder or a different one below it. When this function is enabled, a pop-up will appear anytime someone tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login information shall be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg when you have secured just the domain.com folder. If the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there is no way of getting around this restriction, so you can be certain that nobody shall be able access the protected content. The function may be helpful in numerous scenarios - if only a number of people need to be able to see specific files, if you are creating a website and you do not want people to see it before it's completed, etc.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

All our website hosting come with a very useful tool that will allow you to shield any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with only 2 mouse clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you'll just have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that should be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password which must be used to access the content in question. The feature will be turned on at once, so in case you try to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to type in the login information. You can set up or remove many usernames for the very same folder, if needed. When you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be marked with a compact padlock icon.