A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals could see its content. This feature may be used for the primary folder of a given website or exclusively for a certain subfolder based on the needs you have. As an example, if you are developing a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you should prohibit the access to it as a whole, while if you need only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you'll be able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the website may be seen by everyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor types in aren't right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

When you use any of our web hosting solutions, you shall be able to set up password-protected areas easily even if you don't have any experience with this kind of matters. We've included a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts, so you shall be able to protect any folder within a matter of seconds. You will simply have to select a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which should be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to input the username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Each protected folder will have a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see easily what content is secured and what's not. When necessary, you can create a number of different sets of login details for exactly the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will take several mouse clicks to turn on the password protection feature for any folder you have, when you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans. We have an extremely handy tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with zero experience. It's a part of the Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and check out 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 will also see 2 boxes where you shall have to enter the login name and the password that will be needed to access the folder in question and you'll be all set to go. By following precisely the same steps, you are able to create several different login credentials for the same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.