A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals may observe its content. This option may be used for the main folder of a certain site or just for a particular subfolder based upon the needs you have. As an illustration, when you are building a new site and you don't want people to see it before it's completely ready, you need to restrict the access to it completely, and if you want only some people to be able to access specific files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the website can be seen by everybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor enters are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

If you use any of our shared web hosting plans, you'll be able to set up password-protected areas with ease even if you have zero experience with this sort of matters. We have integrated a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts, so you'll be able to secure any folder within a matter of seconds. You will simply have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder that must be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type the username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question in the future. Each protected folder shall have padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to see easily what content is secured and what is not. When necessary, you can create a number of sets of login details for the exact same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to create password protection for any content which you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We have integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel where you will be able to switch on the feature with a number of mouse clicks and without any troubles, even if you are not really tech-savvy. You will simply have to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder which needs to be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection shall take effect instantaneously, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL inside your web browser, you'll have to type in the newly created login details in order to proceed. Additionally, you'll be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of individuals, so you will not need to share the same login credentials with everybody. Any password-protected folder shall have a small padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize this type of folders effortlessly.