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 people may check out its content. This option could be used for the primary folder of a given website or just for a particular subfolder in accordance with your preferences. As an example, when you are creating a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's completely ready, you have to restrict the access to it entirely, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you are able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the site may be seen by everybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor inputs are not correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

When you use any of our web hosting packages, you can create password-protected areas effortlessly even if you don't have any experience with such matters. We've incorporated an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all accounts, so you will be able to protect any folder within a matter of seconds. You will have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder which has to be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to enter the username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question later on. Any secured folder shall have padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see at a glance what content is protected and what's not. If required, you may create a number of different sets of login credentials for precisely the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll 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 website hosting Control Panel through which you shall be able to switch on the feature with several clicks and with no troubles, even if you are not quite tech-savvy. You'll only have to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder which should be secured (the main folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection will take effect right away, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL within your web browser, you will have to input the newly created login credentials before you can proceed. Additionally, you will be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of people, so you'll not need to share the same login details with anybody. Any password-protected folder will have a little padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize such folders with ease.