A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people can see its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a specific Internet site or only for a particular subfolder based on your needs. For instance, when you are developing a new website and you don't want people to see it prior to it being ready, you should limit the access to it entirely, and if you would like only some people to be able to access certain files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the website could be seen by anybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor types in are not right. 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

If you use any of our web hosting plans, you'll be able to make password-protected areas easily even if you have no experience with this type of matters. We have included a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all accounts, so you shall be able to shield any folder within just a few seconds. You will only have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder that must be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type in the desired username and password which will be used to access the folder in question in the future. Each secured folder will have a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see immediately what content is secured and what is not. If needed, you can create several different sets of login credentials for the exact same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to set up password protection for any content you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We've integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel via which you shall be able to activate the function with a number of mouse clicks and without any difficulties, even if you're not really tech-savvy. You will only have to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder which should be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection will take effect instantaneously, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL in your web browser, you will need to input the newly created login credentials in order to proceed. Additionally, you will be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of people, so you'll not have to share the same login credentials with everybody. Any password-protected folder shall have a small padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize such folders easily.