A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals may view its content. This function may be used for the main folder of a certain Internet site or only for a certain subfolder depending on your preferences. As an example, when you are building a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you should prohibit the access to it altogether, and if you would like only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you may password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the website can be seen by everybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

If you use any of our shared hosting solutions, you shall be able to create password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have zero experience with such matters. We have built in a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all accounts, so you will be able to protect any folder within just seconds. You will simply have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder that must be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to enter the username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question at some point. Each protected folder will have a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see easily what content is secured and what's not. If needed, you can make a number of sets of login credentials for the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You shall be able to create password protection for any content which you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We've integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel where you will be able to switch on the feature with several mouse clicks and with no difficulties, even if you are not quite tech-savvy. You will only have to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder that has to be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection shall take effect immediately, so if you make an effort to open the password-protected URL in your Internet browser, you'll have to type in the newly created login details before you can proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the very same folder to a number of people, so you'll not have to share the same login credentials with anybody. Any password-protected folder shall have a little padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this kind of folders with ease.