A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people could observe its content. This option can be used for the main folder of a certain website or exclusively for a specific subfolder in accordance with your requirements. As an example, when you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you may want to limit the access to it completely, whereas if you would like only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the Internet site can be seen by anybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor enters aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

All our Linux web hosting feature an incredibly handy tool which will enable you to secure any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with simply 2 clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you will just have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that has to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to input the username and the password that have to be used to access the content in question. The feature will be turned on immediately, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to enter the login info. You may create or remove a number of usernames for the very same folder, if necessary. If you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be marked with a compact padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You shall be able to set up password protection for any content which you have within your semi-dedicated server account. We have added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel via which you shall be able to activate the function with a few mouse clicks and without any difficulties, even if you're not very tech-savvy. You'll simply have to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder that needs to be secured (the main folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection shall take effect right away, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL in your web browser, you'll need to type the newly created login credentials before you can proceed. Additionally, you'll be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of individuals, so you will not need to share the same login credentials with everyone. Any password-protected folder will have a little padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize such folders in no time.