A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people may view its content. This feature may be used for the main folder of a given website or only for a certain subfolder depending on your needs. For instance, if you are developing a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's completely ready, you might want to restrict the access to it as a whole, whereas if you need only some people to be able to access certain files, you may password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the site may be seen by everyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor inputs aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting

When you use any of our cloud website hosting solutions, you shall be able to create password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have no experience with this type of matters. We've included a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts, so you will be able to shield any folder within just seconds. You will only have to select a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that has to be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to enter the desired username and password which will be used to access the folder in question in the future. Each protected folder will have a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see at a glance what content is secured and what is 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 which you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We've added 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 without any difficulties, even if you're not really tech-savvy. You will simply need to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder which has to be protected (the main folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection will take effect at once, so if you try to open the password-protected URL inside your web browser, you will need to type the newly created login credentials before you can proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the very same folder to a number of individuals, so you will not have to share the same login credentials with everyone. Any password-protected folder will have a little padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this kind of folders with ease.