A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can check out its content. This option can be used for the main folder of a certain website or just for a certain subfolder based on your preferences. As an example, when you are building a new website and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you might want to prohibit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you need only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the website could be seen by everybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters are not correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area shall take merely a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites in a shared hosting account with us. You won't need to do anything difficult - you will have to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it must be secured, and then to type the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals require their own login details, there will not be a problem to create several different usernames with access to the same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this function is active. If you'd like to deactivate the protection function for any folder, you can disable it from the exact same section of the CP in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to create password protection for any content you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We have added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel using which you shall be able to enable the feature with a few clicks and with no troubles, even if you are not really tech-savvy. You will only have to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder which needs to be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection will take effect at once, so if you make an effort to open the password-protected URL in your browser, you'll have to input the newly created login credentials before you can proceed. Additionally, you'll be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of individuals, so you'll not need to share the same login credentials with everyone. Each password-protected folder will have a tiny padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize such folders effortlessly.