A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can observe its content. This function could be used for the primary folder of a certain website or exclusively for a specific subfolder based on your needs. For example, when you are building a new site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being ready, you have to restrict the access to it completely, whereas if you want only some people to be able to access particular files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site may be seen by anyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor types in 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 Website Hosting

If you use any of our website hosting plans, you can create password-protected areas effortlessly even if you don't have any experience with such matters. We've integrated an extremely 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 merely seconds. You will simply have to select a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder that should be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to enter the desired username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question at some point. Any secured folder shall have padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to see instantly what content is secured and what's not. If required, you can create a number of sets of login details for the exact same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Securing any folder with a password shall be very easy if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that is integrated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will allow you to select the particular folder you would like to secure with a few mouse clicks and all you will need to type will be the username and the password which will be used to access it later. You will not encounter any issues even if you haven't had a hosting account before, because you do not need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to switch on the function. If you repeat the same simple steps, you shall be able to set up different usernames for the very same password-protected area, so numerous individuals shall be able to access a particular folder with their own login credentials. You'll be able to see the secured folders conveniently either in the same section of the Control Panel or in the File Manager section where you will detect them by their little padlock icons.