A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people can view its content. This feature may be used for the main folder of a particular Internet site or exclusively for a particular subfolder depending on your requirements. As an illustration, when you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it is ready, you have to restrict the access to it as a whole, and if you would like only some people to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the Internet site can be seen by everyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor types in aren't right. Even a direct link to a file will not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

If you use any of our shared hosting plans, you will be able to make password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have no experience with this type of matters. We have incorporated an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts, so you'll be able to shield any folder within merely seconds. You'll only have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder which has to be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type the desired username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question later on. Any secured folder shall have padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see easily what content is protected and what's not. If necessary, you could make several different sets of login details for precisely the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to set up password protection for any content which you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We have added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel using which you will be able to enable the function with several clicks and without any problems, even if you are not really tech-savvy. You will only have to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder that needs to be protected (the primary folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection shall take effect instantaneously, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL inside your browser, you'll need to type in the newly created login details before you can proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of individuals, so you'll not have to share the same login credentials with everybody. Each 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 in no time.