A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals could check out its content. This option may be used for the primary folder of a certain site or exclusively for a particular subfolder based upon the needs you have. For example, when you are building a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it's completely ready, you may want to limit the access to it entirely, whereas if you would like only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site can be seen by anybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor enters aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

With the password protection tool that comes with every single shared hosting package that we offer, you will be able to shield any content that you have inside your account with just a few mouse clicks. Because the tool is part of our ground breaking Hepsia Control Panel, it provides the exact same uncomplicated interface and you will not need any special skills to use it. As soon as you visit the Password Protection section, you'll need to choose one of the domains or subdomains you have inside the account and then choose whether the protection should be switched on for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then input the username and the password you want and you shall be set. A tiny padlock icon inside the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the same exact way you'll be able to include many usernames and passwords for the same folder if you'd like several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will require several clicks to enable the password protection feature for any folder that you have, when you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers. We have an extremely practical tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people with zero experience. It is a part of the Hepsia CP, that you will get to manage your new account as soon as you log in and visit the Password Protection section, you shall be able to pick the domain or subdomain that needs to be protected and then the exact folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see two boxes in which you shall have to input the login name and the password that will be needed to access the folder in question and you'll be all set. By following precisely the same steps, you can set up a variety of login credentials for the very same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.