A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people may look at its content. This feature can be used for the primary folder of a certain website or just for a specific subfolder based upon your requirements. For instance, if you are creating a new site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you may want to prohibit the access to it entirely, while if you need only some people to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the site could be seen by anyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor enters aren't right. Even a direct link to a file will not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting

When you use any of our cloud web hosting products, you'll be able to make password-protected areas with ease even if you have zero experience with this kind of matters. We have integrated an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with all accounts, so you shall be able to shield any folder within merely seconds. You will 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 type the username and password that will be used to access the folder in question later on. Each secured folder will have a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see immediately what content is protected and what is not. If necessary, you may create several different sets of login credentials for the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to create password protection for any content you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We've included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will be able to enable the feature with a few clicks and with no complications, even if you are not quite tech-savvy. You will simply have to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder which needs to be secured (the main folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection shall take effect instantaneously, so if you try to open the password-protected URL inside your web browser, you'll have to input the newly created login credentials before you can proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of people, so you will not need to share the same login credentials with everyone. Any password-protected folder will have a small padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize such folders with ease.