A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals may look at its content. This option may be used for the main folder of a specific Internet site or exclusively for a certain subfolder based upon your needs. As an illustration, when you are building a new site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you may want to prohibit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you would like only some people to be able to access certain files, you may password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the website may be seen by everybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor types in aren't right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

If you use any of our shared hosting products, you can make password-protected areas with ease even if you have zero experience with this kind of matters. We've built in a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts, so you'll be able to secure any folder within merely seconds. You'll simply have to select a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder which should be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to enter the username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question later on. Any secured folder will have a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see instantly what content is secured and what is not. If required, you can create a number of different sets of login details for precisely the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You shall be able to create password protection for any content which you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We have added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel where you will be able to enable the feature with a few mouse clicks and with no problems, even if you are not really tech-savvy. You'll simply need to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder which needs to be secured (the main folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection shall take effect at once, so if you make an effort to open the password-protected URL in your Internet browser, you'll need to input the newly created login details in order to proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the very same folder to a number of people, so you will not have to share the same login credentials with anybody. Each password-protected folder shall have a compact padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this sort of folders easily.