A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people can check out its content. This feature can be used for the primary folder of a specific site or only for a certain subfolder in accordance with your needs. As an example, when you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it prior to it being ready, you have to prohibit the access to it altogether, whereas if you need only some people to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the Internet site could be seen by anybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor enters are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

If you use any of our cloud hosting plans, you'll be able to create password-protected areas easily even if you have zero experience with this type of matters. We've included a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all accounts, so you shall be able to protect any folder within just seconds. You will simply have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder that should be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to input the preferred username and password which will be used to access the folder in question in the future. Any protected folder shall have padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see at a glance what content is secured and what's not. If necessary, you may create a number of different sets of login credentials for exactly the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You shall be able to create password protection for any content which you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We have added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel via which you will be able to switch on the feature with several mouse clicks and with no complications, even if you're not quite tech-savvy. You will only have to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder which has to be protected (the main folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection shall take effect immediately, so if you make an effort to open the password-protected URL in your browser, you will have to type the newly created login details before you can proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of individuals, so you'll not need to share the same login credentials with everyone. Any password-protected folder will have a tiny padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this sort of folders with ease.