A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals may view its content. This function can be used for the primary folder of a specific site or exclusively for a specific subfolder depending on the needs you have. As an illustration, if you are developing a new website and you do not want people to see it before it is ready, you might want to limit the access to it altogether, whereas if you need only some people to be able to access specific files, you can password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the site can be seen by everyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor types in are not right. Even a direct link to a file won't work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area shall take no more than a few clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites within a shared hosting account with us. You won't have to do anything complicated - you will have to pick a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it must be secured, and then to type in the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. When a number of people need their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to create a number of different usernames with access to the same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this feature is enabled. If you would like to disable the security feature for any folder, you can disable it from the very same section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You shall be able to set up password protection for any content which you have within your semi-dedicated server account. We've added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel where you will be able to enable the function with a number of clicks and with no complications, even if you are not really tech-savvy. You'll only have to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder that needs to be protected (the primary folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection will take effect instantly, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL in your web browser, you'll have to type in the newly created login details before you proceed. Additionally, you'll be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of people, so you'll not need to share the same login credentials with anybody. Any password-protected folder will have a compact padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this sort of folders with ease.