A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people could check out its content. This option can be used for the main folder of a particular website or exclusively for a certain subfolder based on the needs you have. For instance, if you are creating a new website and you don't want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you need to limit the access to it completely, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the website may be seen by everybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor inputs are not right. Even a direct link to a file will not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

Creating a password-protected area shall take only a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your Internet sites inside a shared hosting account with our company. You shall not need to do anything complicated - you will have to pick a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it has to be protected, and then to type in the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. In case a number of people require their own login credentials, there will not be a problem to create numerous different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this feature is active. If you want to deactivate the protection function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the very same section of the CP in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You shall be able to create password protection for any content you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We have integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel via which you will be able to activate the feature with a number of mouse clicks and without any complications, even if you are not quite tech-savvy. You'll simply have to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder which needs to be protected (the primary folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection will take effect instantaneously, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL inside your web browser, you'll need to type the newly created login details before you proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of individuals, so you'll not have to share the same login details with everyone. Any password-protected folder shall have a small padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize such folders in no time.