A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people may look at its content. This feature may be used for the main folder of a particular site or only for a particular subfolder based on your requirements. For instance, if you are creating a new site and you do not want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you might want to prohibit the access to it altogether, whereas if you need only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you are able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the site may be seen by anyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor types in aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

If you use any of our shared hosting plans, you will be able to set up password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have zero experience with this kind of matters. We have integrated an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts, so you will be able to protect any folder within just a few seconds. You will have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder which has to be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to input the desired username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question later on. Each protected folder will have a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see instantly what content is protected and what's not. If needed, you can create a number of different sets of login details for exactly the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You shall be able to create password protection for any content that you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We've added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you shall be able to activate the feature with several clicks and with no problems, even if you are not quite tech-savvy. You'll simply have to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder that must be protected (the primary folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection will take effect immediately, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL within your browser, you'll need to type in the newly created login credentials in order to proceed. Additionally, you'll be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of individuals, so you will not have to share the same login details with everybody. Any password-protected folder shall have a little padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this type of folders with ease.