A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people may see its content. This feature can be used for the main folder of a given site or just for a specific subfolder in accordance with your preferences. For example, when you are developing a new website and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you may want to restrict the access to it as a whole, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you can password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the website could be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor inputs aren't right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

With the password protection tool that is included with every shared web hosting package deal that we provide, you will be able to protect any content which you have inside your account with just a few clicks. As the tool is part of our revolutionary Hepsia CP, it offers the same simple interface and you shall not need any special skills to use it. As soon as you check out the Password Protection section, you will have to select one of the domains or subdomains that you have within the account and then choose if the protection should be active for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then enter the username and the password that you want and you'll be set. A little padlock symbol inside the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the very same way you shall be able to include a number of usernames and passwords for the same folder if you'd like several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to set up password protection for any content that you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We've added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel using which you will be able to enable the function with several clicks and without any difficulties, even if you are not really tech-savvy. You will simply have to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder which must be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection shall take effect immediately, so if you make an effort to open the password-protected URL inside your Internet browser, you'll have to enter the newly created login details before you can proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of individuals, so you'll not have to share the same login details with anyone. Each password-protected folder shall have a tiny padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this type of folders in no time.