A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals may observe its content. This function could be used for the primary folder of a specific website or only for a particular subfolder in accordance with your requirements. As an example, when you are building a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you have to prohibit the access to it entirely, while if you would like only some people to be able to access specific files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the site may be seen by anybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor enters are not correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

All our Linux shared web hosting plans include a very useful tool that'll allow you to protect any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with just 2 mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you'll only have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which has to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to input the username and the password which have to be used in order to access the content in question. The function will be activated right away, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to type in the login info. You could set up or remove multiple usernames for the same folder, if needed. When you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be indicated by a little padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You shall be able to create password protection for any content that you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We've added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel via which you shall be able to enable the function with a few clicks and without any difficulties, even if you are not really tech-savvy. You will only need to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder which should be protected (the main folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection will take effect at once, so if you try to open the password-protected URL within your Internet browser, you'll have to enter the newly created login credentials before you proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of individuals, so you will not need to share the same login credentials with anyone. Any password-protected folder shall have a compact padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize this kind of folders easily.