A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals can observe its content. This function can be used for the main folder of a particular site or just for a particular subfolder based upon your needs. As an example, if you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it before it is completely ready, you might want to prohibit the access to it altogether, while if you need only some people to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the website can be seen by anyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters are not correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Hosting

If you use any of our hosting packages, you'll be able to set up password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have zero experience with this kind of matters. We have integrated a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all accounts, so you will be able to shield any folder within just a few seconds. You will have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder which has to be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type the desired username and password that will be used to access the folder in question later on. Any secured folder shall have padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see easily what content is protected and what's not. If necessary, you can create a number of sets of login credentials for the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You shall be able to set up password protection for any content which you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We've included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel via which you shall be able to switch on the function with a few mouse clicks and without any complications, even if you're not very tech-savvy. You'll simply have to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder that needs to be secured (the main folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection shall take effect immediately, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL inside your web browser, you will need to input the newly created login details before you can proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of individuals, so you will not need to share the same login details with everybody. Each password-protected folder will have a tiny padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this type of folders effortlessly.