A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals may view its content. This feature could be used for the primary folder of a specific Internet site or just for a particular subfolder based upon the needs you have. For instance, if you are developing a new website and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you should prohibit the access to it completely, and if you would like only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the site could be seen by anyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor enters aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting

All our shared website hosting plans feature a really convenient tool that will permit you to shield any folder within your account from unauthorized access with simply 2 mouse clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia web hosting CP, you'll simply have to visit the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that should be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password which must be used in order to access the content in question. The feature shall be turned on straightaway, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to type in the login details. You may create or remove multiple usernames for the exact same folder, if required. When you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be indicated by a compact padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will require just a few clicks to turn on the password protection function for any folder which you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers. We have an exceptionally helpful tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people with no experience. It's included in the Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage your new account and once you log in and navigate to the Password Protection section, you shall be able to pick the domain or subdomain which needs to be secured and then the particular folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see 2 boxes in which you shall have to enter the login name and the password that'll be needed to access the folder in question and you shall be all set to go. By following exactly the same steps, you can create a number of login credentials for the exact same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders will feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.