A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people can observe its content. This function may be used for the primary folder of a specific site or only for a specific subfolder in accordance with the needs you have. As an example, when you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you may want to limit the access to it completely, and if you need only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you can password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the Internet site could be seen by anyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor inputs are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

With the password protection tool provided with every single shared hosting package which we provide, you will be able to secure any content which you have inside your account with simply a few clicks. Because the tool is a component of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, it offers exactly the same uncomplicated interface and you'll not require any special skills to use it. Once you navigate to the Password Protection section, you will need to choose one of the domains or subdomains you have inside the account and then choose whether the protection should be activated for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then type in the username and the password that you want and you'll be all set. A tiny padlock icon within the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the very same way you shall be able to add many usernames and passwords for the same folder if you'd like several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to set up password protection for any content which you have within your semi-dedicated server account. We have integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel through which you shall be able to switch on the function with several mouse clicks and without any problems, even if you're not really tech-savvy. You'll simply need to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder which should be protected (the primary folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection shall take effect right away, so if you try to open the password-protected URL in your browser, you will need to input the newly created login details in order to proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of people, so you'll not have to share the same login details with everyone. Each password-protected folder will have a little padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this kind of folders easily.