A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals may check out its content. This option may be used for the main folder of a certain website or just for a certain subfolder in accordance with your needs. For instance, if you are developing a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is completely ready, you may want to limit the access to it altogether, while if you want only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the website may be seen by anybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor types in are not correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

All of our Linux shared web hosting packages feature a very convenient tool which will permit you to shield any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with simply two mouse clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia web hosting CP, you will just have to visit the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which has to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type in the username and the password that should be used to access the content in question. The feature shall be activated straightaway, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to type in the login details. You could create or remove multiple usernames for the exact same folder, if required. When you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be shown with a little padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to create password protection for any content you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We have added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will be able to switch on the feature with a few mouse clicks and with no problems, even if you are not quite tech-savvy. You will only need to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder that needs to be protected (the main folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection will take effect at once, so if you try to open the password-protected URL within your Internet browser, you will need to input the newly created login credentials in order to proceed. Additionally, you'll be able to give different usernames for the very same folder to a number of individuals, so you'll not have to share the same login credentials with anybody. Any password-protected folder shall have a small padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize such folders effortlessly.