A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people could check out its content. This function may be used for the primary folder of a specific Internet site or only for a certain subfolder in accordance with your requirements. For example, if you are building a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you have to prohibit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you would like only some people to be able to access specific files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the site can be seen by everyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor types in aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

When you use any of our website hosting solutions, you shall be able to set up password-protected areas easily even if you have zero experience with such matters. We have integrated an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts, so you shall be able to protect any folder within just a few seconds. You'll simply have to select a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder which has to be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to enter the desired username and password that will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Any secured folder will have a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to see instantly what content is protected and what's not. If needed, you can create several different sets of login details for precisely the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will require just a few mouse clicks to activate the password protection function for any folder which you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers. We have an incredibly effective tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without experience. It's included in the Hepsia Control Panel, that you will get to manage your new account and once you log in and check out the Password Protection section, you shall be able to pick the domain or subdomain that needs to be protected and then the particular folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see two boxes where you will have to type the login name and the password that'll be required to access the folder in question and you will be ready. By following precisely the 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 secured folders will feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.