A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can see its content. This feature could be used for the primary folder of a certain site or exclusively for a particular subfolder depending on your needs. For instance, if you are building a new site and you do not want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you should prohibit the access to it altogether, and if you would like only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the website could be seen by everybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor types in are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

All of our Linux shared hosting feature a really convenient tool that will enable you to shield any folder within your account from unauthorized access with just 2 clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia website hosting CP, you'll only have to visit the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which has to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password that have to be used to access the content in question. The function will be turned on instantly, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to input the login details. You may create or remove many usernames for the very same folder, when necessary. When you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be marked with a compact padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Protecting any folder with a password will be very simple if you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that is integrated into the Hepsia CP, will allow you to select the specific folder which you want to protect with a few mouse clicks and all you will need to enter will be the username and the password that'll be used to access it later. You will not experience any troubles even if you have never had a hosting account before, because you do not need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to enable the function. If you repeat the same basic steps, you will be able to set up various usernames for the same password-protected area, so many people will be able to access a particular folder with their own login details. You shall be able to see the secured folders conveniently either in the exact same section of the Control Panel or inside the File Manager section where you'll detect them by their little padlock icons.