A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals could see its content. This feature can be used for the main folder of a particular Internet site or only for a specific subfolder depending on your needs. As an example, if you are building a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you have to prohibit the access to it as a whole, while if you need only some people to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the website may be seen by anyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor inputs are not correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting

When you use any of our shared website hosting plans, you'll be able to make password-protected areas with ease even if you have no experience with this sort of matters. We've incorporated an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts, so you'll be able to protect any folder within just seconds. You'll only have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder that must be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type in the desired username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question in the future. Each secured folder shall have padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see immediately what content is secured and what's not. If necessary, you may create a number of different sets of login credentials for precisely the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will require several clicks to activate the password protection function for any folder which you have, if you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting. We have an exceptionally helpful tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people without experience. It is part of the Hepsia CP, that you will get to manage your new account as soon as you log in and check out the Password Protection section, you will be able to select the domain or subdomain that should be protected and then the exact folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see two boxes where you will have to type in the login name and the password which will be necessary to access the folder in question and you shall be ready. By following the very same steps, you are able to create several different login credentials for the same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All secured folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.