A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people could check out its content. This function may be used for the main folder of a specific website or only for a certain subfolder based upon your preferences. For example, if you are building a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you might want to restrict the access to it altogether, and if you would like only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the site may be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor enters aren't 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 Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area shall take only a few clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites inside a hosting account with our company. You will not need to do anything complex - you will have to choose a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it has to be secured, and then to type in the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. In case a number of people need their own login details, there won't be a problem to create several different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will always know where this option is activated. If you would like to deactivate the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the same section of the CP where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You shall be able to set up password protection for any content which you have within your semi-dedicated server account. We have added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel where you shall be able to switch on the function with a few 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 needs to be secured (the main folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection will take effect instantly, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL within your browser, you'll need to enter the newly created login details before you can proceed. Additionally, you will be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of people, so you will not need to share the same login credentials with everybody. Each password-protected folder shall have a little padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize this sort of folders with ease.