A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people can check out its content. This feature can be used for the primary folder of a certain website or only for a certain subfolder based on the needs you have. As an example, if you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it before it is ready, you should limit the access to it as a whole, while if you need only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the website could be seen by everybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters aren't right. Even a direct link to a file won't work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Hosting

If you use any of our hosting packages, you can make password-protected areas easily even if you don't have any experience with this sort of matters. We've integrated a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you shall be able to secure any folder within merely seconds. You will simply have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which has to be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to input the desired username and password that will be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Any secured folder will have a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see immediately what content is secured and what's not. If required, you may create a number of different sets of login details for the same folder.

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 added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel via which you shall be able to switch on the function with a number of mouse clicks and without any troubles, even if you're not really tech-savvy. You will only have to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder that must be secured (the main folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection will take effect at once, so if you make an effort to open the password-protected URL inside your Internet browser, you'll have to type in 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 people, so you'll not have to share the same login details with everybody. Any password-protected folder shall have a compact padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this sort of folders easily.