A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people could see its content. This function may be used for the main folder of a particular site or just for a specific subfolder based upon your needs. As an example, when you are developing a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you may want to prohibit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you want only some people to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the website can be seen by anybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor types in are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

If you use any of our website hosting solutions, you can make password-protected areas easily even if you have zero experience with this sort of matters. We have integrated a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts, so you shall be able to secure any folder within just a few seconds. You will only have to select a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder which must be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to input the preferred username and password that will be used to access the folder in question in the future. Each secured folder will have a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to see at a glance what content is protected and what is not. If necessary, you may create a number of sets of login details for the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will require a few mouse clicks to turn on the password protection feature for any folder which you have, in case you use one of our semi-dedicated plans. We have an incredibly handy tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people without any experience. It's included in the Hepsia CP, that you will get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and navigate to the Password Protection section, you'll be able to pick the domain or subdomain which needs to be protected and then the exact folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see two boxes in which you will have to input the login name and the password that will be necessary to access the folder in question and you'll be ready. By following exactly the same steps, you can set up a number of login credentials for the very same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.