A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people could check out its content. This feature can be used for the main folder of a certain Internet site or exclusively for a specific subfolder depending on the needs you have. As an example, when you are developing a new website and you don't want people to see it before it's ready, you need to limit the access to it entirely, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the website can be seen by anybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

With the password protection tool that comes with each shared hosting package deal that we offer, you'll be able to protect any content that you have within your account with just a few mouse clicks. Because the tool is an element of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel, it has the same simple interface and you shall not require any special skills to use it. Once you check out the Password Protection section, you'll need to pick one of the domains or subdomains that you have within the account and then decide if the protection should be active for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then input the username and the password that you want and you will be all set. A small padlock symbol inside the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the very same way you shall be able to add several usernames and passwords for the same folder if you would like several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to create password protection for any content you have within your semi-dedicated server account. We have integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel via which you shall be able to enable the feature with a number of mouse clicks and with no troubles, even if you're not quite tech-savvy. You will only have to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder which should be protected (the main folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection shall take effect right away, so if you make an effort to open the password-protected URL within your browser, you'll need to type in 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 anyone. Each password-protected folder shall have a little padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize this kind of folders in no time.