A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals could check out its content. This feature may be used for the main folder of a certain site or exclusively for a particular subfolder in accordance with your needs. As an example, if you are building a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you should limit the access to it altogether, while if you would like only some people to be able to access specific files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the site may be seen by anybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor enters aren't right. Even a direct link to a file won't work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

If you use any of our shared hosting products, you shall be able to make password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have no experience with such matters. We've included an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts, so you will be able to shield any folder within merely seconds. You will simply have to select a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that has to be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to input the username and password which will be used to access the folder in question later on. Each and every protected folder will have a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see immediately what content is protected and what's not. If required, you may create a number of different sets of login credentials for exactly the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to set up password protection for any content you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We have integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel where you shall be able to switch on the function with several clicks and without any troubles, even if you are not quite tech-savvy. You will simply have to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder which must be protected (the main folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection shall take effect right away, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL inside your Internet browser, you'll have to type the newly created login credentials in order to proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the very same folder to a number of people, so you'll not have to share the same login details with anyone. Any password-protected folder will have a little padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize this sort of folders in no time.