A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can check out its content. This feature may be used for the main folder of a certain website or just for a particular subfolder in accordance with the needs you have. For example, when you are building a new website and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you should limit the access to it completely, whereas if you need only some people to be able to access particular files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site may be seen by anybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor types in aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

If you use any of our shared hosting products, you'll be able to create password-protected areas easily even if you don't have any experience with this kind of matters. We have incorporated an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts, so you will be able to secure any folder within just a few seconds. You'll simply have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder that should be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to enter the desired username and password that will be used to access the folder in question in the future. Every protected folder will have a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will be able to see instantly what content is secured and what is not. When necessary, you may create several different sets of login credentials for exactly the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to set up password protection for any content which you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We've included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel through which you will be able to activate the function with a number of clicks and without any troubles, even if you are not really tech-savvy. You will only have to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder that must be protected (the main folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection will take effect right away, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL within your browser, you will have to input the newly created login credentials in order to proceed. Additionally, you will be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of people, so you'll not have to share the same login details with everybody. Any password-protected folder will have a compact padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize this kind of folders with ease.