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 individuals could look at its content. This function may be used for the primary folder of a given website or only for a certain subfolder in accordance with your preferences. As an illustration, when you are developing a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you should prohibit the access to it altogether, whereas if you want only some people to be able to access certain files, you'll be able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the site could be seen by everybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters aren't accurate. 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

If you use any of our website hosting packages, you will be able to make password-protected areas with ease even if you have zero experience with this type of matters. We've integrated an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with all accounts, so you'll be able to secure any folder within just a few seconds. You will have to select a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder which should be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type the desired username and password that will be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Each secured folder shall have padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see instantly what content is protected and what's not. If required, you could make several different sets of login credentials for 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 you have, if you use one of our semi-dedicated plans. We have an extremely effective tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with zero experience. It's part of the Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage your new account and once you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you'll be able to pick the domain or subdomain that should be protected and then the specific folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see two boxes in which you shall have to type the login name and the password that will be needed to access the folder in question and you shall be ready. By following precisely the same steps, you can create several different login credentials for the same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.