A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals can check out its content. This option could be used for the main folder of a given website or only for a specific subfolder based on the needs you have. As an illustration, if you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you may want to limit the access to it as a whole, while if you need only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the site may be seen by everyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor types in are not correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take just several mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites inside a shared web hosting account with our company. You shall not have to do anything complex - you will need to pick a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it has to be secured, and then to type in the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. If a number of people require their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to create a variety of different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this function is active. If you wish to deactivate the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the exact same section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You shall be able to create password protection for any content you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We've included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel using which you will be able to switch on the feature with a few clicks and with no difficulties, even if you are not really tech-savvy. You will only need to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder which must be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection will take effect at once, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL inside your web browser, you'll need to type in the newly created login details before you can proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of people, so you'll not need to share the same login credentials with everyone. Each password-protected folder shall have a tiny padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize such folders effortlessly.