A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals could observe its content. This feature may be used for the primary folder of a particular site or just for a certain subfolder based upon your requirements. For instance, when you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you have to prohibit the access to it altogether, whereas if you would like only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you can password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the website could be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor types in are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

When you use any of our shared web hosting products, you will be able to create password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have no experience with this kind of matters. We have included an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all accounts, so you'll be able to secure any folder within a matter of seconds. You'll only have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which has to be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type the desired username and password that will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Each protected folder shall have padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see at a glance what content is protected and what's not. If needed, you may create a number of different sets of login credentials for exactly the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You shall be able to create password protection for any content which you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We have integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel via which you will be able to activate the function with a few mouse clicks and without any problems, even if you are not very tech-savvy. You'll simply need to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder which has to be protected (the primary folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection shall take effect instantly, so if you make an effort to open the password-protected URL inside your browser, you will have to input the newly created login credentials before you can proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of people, so you'll not have to share the same login credentials with anybody. Any password-protected folder shall have a tiny padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this kind of folders easily.