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 individuals may view its content. This option could be used for the main folder of a particular website or just for a particular subfolder depending on your preferences. For instance, when you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you have to restrict the access to it altogether, while if you would like only some people to be able to access particular files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the website may be seen by everyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor inputs are not correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Hosting

With the password protection tool that is included with each hosting package which we offer, you'll be able to secure any content that you have in your account with just a few mouse clicks. Since the tool is an element of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel, it features the same simple interface and you will not require any special skills to use it. Once you visit the Password Protection section, you will need to select one of the domains or subdomains you have in the account and then choose if the protection should be active for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then type the username and the password that you would like and you will be set. A small padlock symbol in the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the same way you shall be able to include many usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to create password protection for any content that you have within your semi-dedicated server account. We've added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel where you will be able to enable the feature with a few clicks and with no complications, even if you are not quite tech-savvy. You'll only have to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder that must be protected (the main folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection will take effect instantly, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL within your web browser, you'll need to type in the newly created login credentials in order to proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of people, so you'll not have to share the same login details with anybody. Each password-protected folder shall have a compact padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this type of folders with ease.