A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals could observe its content. This option could be used for the primary folder of a given website or just for a certain subfolder depending on the needs you have. As an example, when you are creating a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you might want to prohibit the access to it completely, while if you need only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the site can be seen by anybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor enters are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

Creating a password-protected area will take only several clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites inside a shared hosting account with us. You will not need to do anything challenging - you will need to choose a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it has to be protected, and then to enter the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. When a number of people require their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to set up numerous different usernames with access to the very same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this function is enabled. If you would like to deactivate the security function for any folder, you can disable it from the very same section of the CP where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to set up password protection for any content that you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We have added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel where you will be able to enable the function with a number of clicks and with no complications, even if you're not really tech-savvy. You'll only have to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder which should be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection shall take effect at once, so if you try to open the password-protected URL within your web browser, you will have to type the newly created login credentials before you 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 credentials with anybody. Any password-protected folder will have a compact padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize this type of folders effortlessly.