A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals can look at its content. This function can be used for the main folder of a given site or exclusively for a specific subfolder depending on the needs you have. As an example, if you are developing a new website and you don't want people to see it prior to it being ready, you might want to prohibit the access to it completely, while if you want only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the Internet site could be seen by everybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor enters aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

If you use any of our shared hosting products, you'll be able to set up password-protected areas with ease even if you have zero experience with this sort of matters. We've built in an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with all accounts, so you will be able to secure any folder within just seconds. You will only have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder which should be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to input the desired username and password which will be used to access the folder in question in the future. Each and every protected folder will have a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see easily what content is secured and what's not. If necessary, you can make a number of sets of login credentials for precisely the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Securing any folder with a password will be very easy if you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, which is built into the Hepsia Control Panel, will allow you to select the particular folder that you want to secure with a couple of clicks and all you'll need to input shall be the username and the password that'll be used to access it subsequently. You won't encounter any troubles even if you haven't had a web hosting account before, due to the fact that you do not need any previous knowledge or programming skills to enable the function. If you repeat the same simple steps, you will be able to set up various usernames for the same password-protected area, so lots of people will be able to access a given folder with their own login details. You shall be able to see the protected folders instantly either in the very same section of the Control Panel or within the File Manager section where you shall identify them by their small padlock icons.