A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people may observe its content. This feature may be used for the main folder of a given website or just for a specific subfolder depending on your requirements. For example, if you are developing a new site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you should limit the access to it altogether, whereas if you need only some people to be able to access certain files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the site may be seen by everyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor types in are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

When you use any of our web hosting solutions, you'll be able to make password-protected areas easily even if you don't have any experience with this kind of matters. We have built in an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts, so you will be able to secure any folder within merely seconds. You will only have to select a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder that must be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to enter the username and password which will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Every secured folder shall have padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to see at a glance what content is protected and what's not. When necessary, you could make several different sets of login credentials for precisely the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will take several clicks to turn on the password protection feature for any folder you have, when you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages. We have an extremely effective tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people with no experience. It's a part of the Hepsia CP, that you will get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and visit the Password Protection section, you shall be able to pick the domain or subdomain that should be secured and then the exact folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see two boxes in which you will need to input the login name and the password that will be needed to access the folder in question and you'll be all set. By following the very same steps, you will be able to create many different login credentials for the exact same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders will feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.