A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals could check out its content. This feature can be used for the primary folder of a given site or exclusively for a particular subfolder in accordance with your needs. As an example, when you are developing a new website and you don't want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you may want to prohibit the access to it altogether, and if you would like only some people to be able to access particular files, you are able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the rest of the website may be seen by anyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor enters are not correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

When you use any of our web hosting plans, you will be able to make password-protected areas effortlessly even if you don't have any experience with this sort of matters. We've integrated an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all accounts, so you shall be able to protect any folder within just a few seconds. You'll simply have to select a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder which must be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type the desired username and password which will be used to access the folder in question later on. Any secured folder will have a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will be able to see immediately what content is secured and what's not. When necessary, you may create a number of different sets of login details for the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You shall 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 where you shall be able to enable the feature with several clicks and with no problems, even if you're not really tech-savvy. You'll only need to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder which should be protected (the primary folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection will take effect right away, so if you try to open the password-protected URL in your Internet browser, you'll need to enter the newly created login credentials before you can proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of people, so you will not have to share the same login details with everybody. Each password-protected folder shall have a compact padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this sort of folders in no time.