If you want to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you could activate password protection for a specific folder - either the main site folder or a different one below it. Whenever this option is activated, a pop-up will appear every time anyone tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login information will be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have protected only the domain.com folder. When the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there's no way to get around this restriction, so you can be positive that nobody will be able to access the shielded content. The option can be helpful in a number of cases - if only a few people need to be able to see particular files, if you work on a site and you don't want people to see it before it is completed, and so forth.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

All our shared web hosting feature an incredibly convenient tool that will enable you to shield any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with simply two clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you will simply have to navigate 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 enter the username and the password that must be used in order to access the content in question. The function will be turned on right away, so if you make an effort to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to type in the login information. You may create or remove many usernames for the exact same folder, if required. When you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be marked with a compact padlock icon.