A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people can look at its content. This feature may be used for the primary folder of a given site or only for a particular subfolder based upon your preferences. As an illustration, if you are building a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you have to limit the access to it completely, and if you want only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you'll be able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the site can be seen by anyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor types in are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Hosting

If you use any of our hosting products, you will be able to create password-protected areas easily even if you have zero experience with this type of matters. We have included an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all accounts, so you'll be able to protect any folder within a matter of seconds. You will have to select a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder that should 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 in the future. Every secured folder will have a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see instantly what content is protected and what's not. If needed, you can create a number of different sets of login credentials for precisely the same folder.

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 integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel via which you shall be able to enable the feature with a number of clicks and with no problems, even if you're not quite tech-savvy. You will only need to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder which has to be protected (the main folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection shall take effect immediately, so if you make an effort to open the password-protected URL within your web browser, you will need to type in the newly created login credentials in order to proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the very same folder to a number of individuals, so you'll not need to share the same login details with everyone. Any password-protected folder shall have a little padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this sort of folders effortlessly.