A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people could look at its content. This feature could be used for the primary folder of a specific website or exclusively for a certain subfolder in accordance with the needs you have. As an illustration, if you are building a new website and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you have to prohibit the access to it entirely, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the website may be seen by everyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor enters are not right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting

When you use any of our cloud web hosting packages, you will be able to create password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have zero experience with this kind of matters. We have included an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all accounts, so you will be able to secure any folder within merely seconds. You'll only have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder that must be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type in the username and password that will be used to access the folder in question in the future. Every secured folder will have a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to see at a glance what content is secured and what is not. If necessary, you may create a number of sets of login details for precisely the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to create password protection for any content you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We have integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel through which you shall be able to activate the feature with a number of mouse clicks and without any difficulties, even if you're not very tech-savvy. You'll only need to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder which should be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection will take effect instantaneously, so if you make an effort to open the password-protected URL within your browser, you will have to input the newly created login credentials in order to proceed. Additionally, you will be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of individuals, so you will not have to share the same login credentials with everyone. Any password-protected folder will have a small padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize such folders easily.