A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals may view its content. This function can be used for the primary folder of a particular site or exclusively for a certain subfolder based on your requirements. As an illustration, if you are creating a new site and you do not want people to see it before it is completely ready, you should prohibit the access to it as a whole, while if you would like only some people to be able to access certain files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the site can be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor inputs are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

When you use any of our web hosting solutions, you can set up password-protected areas easily even if you don't have any experience with this kind of matters. We've built in a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all accounts, so you'll be able to shield any folder within a matter of seconds. You will simply have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which has to be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type in the preferred username and password that will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Any secured folder shall have padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see immediately what content is protected and what is not. If needed, you can create a number of different sets of login details 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 in your semi-dedicated server account. We have integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel where you shall be able to enable the feature with a few mouse clicks and with no complications, even if you're not very tech-savvy. You will simply need to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder which has to be protected (the main folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection shall take effect instantaneously, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL within your browser, you'll need to type in the newly created login credentials in order to proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of individuals, so you'll not need to share the same login credentials with everyone. Each password-protected folder will have a little padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this kind of folders easily.