A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people could observe its content. This feature can be used for the primary folder of a given Internet site or just for a certain subfolder based on your preferences. As an illustration, when you are building a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being ready, you should prohibit the access to it entirely, while if you need only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you are able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the website could be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor inputs are not accurate. 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

If you use any of our shared web hosting packages, you'll be able to create password-protected areas without difficulty even if you have no experience with such matters. We've built in an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts, so you shall be able to shield any folder within merely seconds. You'll only have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder which has to be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to input the desired username and password which will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Any protected folder shall have padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will be able to see easily what content is protected and what's not. If required, you could make several different sets of login details for precisely the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to set up password protection for any content which you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We've included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel via which you will be able to activate the feature with a few mouse clicks and with no problems, even if you're not quite tech-savvy. You'll only have to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder that has to be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection shall take effect instantly, so if you make an effort to open the password-protected URL in your browser, you will have to input the newly created login credentials before you proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of individuals, so you will not need to share the same login details with anyone. Each password-protected folder shall have a compact padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this sort of folders in no time.