A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people may view its content. This function may be used for the main folder of a given website or just for a particular subfolder depending on your requirements. For instance, when you are developing a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you may want to limit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you would like only some people to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the website can be seen by everyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor types in aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting

All our shared website hosting include a really useful tool which will enable you to secure any folder within your account from unauthorized access with simply two clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia web hosting CP, you'll simply have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that needs to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password that should be used to access the content in question. The function will be active right away, so in case you attempt to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to enter the login credentials. You can create or remove a number of usernames for the very same folder, when necessary. If you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be indicated by a tiny padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

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