A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people could see its content. This function can be used for the primary folder of a certain website or just for a specific subfolder based on the needs you have. As an illustration, if you are creating a new site and you do not want people to see it before it is completely ready, you should restrict the access to it completely, while if you need only some individuals 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 anyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

All of our website hosting feature an incredibly handy tool that'll allow you to secure any folder within your account from unauthorized access with only two mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will simply have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which should be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type in the username and the password which should be used to access the content in question. The function will be activated right away, so in case you try to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to input the login credentials. You may create or remove a number of usernames for the same folder, if required. If you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be shown with a small padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You shall be able to set up password protection for any content that you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We have included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel through which you will be able to activate the feature with a few mouse clicks and without any troubles, even if you are not really tech-savvy. You'll simply have to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder which needs to be protected (the primary folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection shall take effect immediately, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL within your browser, you will need to type the newly created login credentials before you can proceed. Additionally, you will be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of people, so you will not have to share the same login credentials with everyone. Any password-protected folder shall have a compact padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this sort of folders in no time.