A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people may look at its content. This feature can be used for the main folder of a particular website or exclusively for a certain subfolder in accordance with your needs. For instance, if you are developing a new website and you do not want people to see it before it's ready, you should prohibit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you want only some people to be able to access specific files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the Internet site could be seen by everyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor enters are not correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

If you use any of our shared hosting plans, you will be able to create password-protected areas without difficulty even if you have no experience with this sort of matters. We've integrated a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts, so you'll be able to protect any folder within a matter of seconds. You'll only have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder which should be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to input the desired username and password which will be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Each secured folder shall have padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to see immediately what content is secured and what is not. If necessary, you could make several different sets of login credentials for exactly the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You shall be able to set up password protection for any content that you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We have added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel through which you will be able to switch on the feature with several mouse clicks and with no complications, even if you're not very tech-savvy. You'll only need to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder that has to be secured (the main folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection shall take effect immediately, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL within your browser, you'll have to enter 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 people, so you'll not need to share the same login credentials with everyone. Any password-protected folder will have a small padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this sort of folders in no time.