A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people could look at its content. This option could be used for the primary folder of a given Internet site or only for a specific subfolder in accordance with your requirements. For instance, if you are creating a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is completely ready, you might want to limit the access to it as a whole, while if you need only some people to be able to access particular files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the Internet site may be seen by everybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor enters aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

If you use any of our shared web hosting packages, you shall be able to make password-protected areas with ease even if you have no experience with this kind of matters. We have incorporated an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with all accounts, so you'll be able to secure any folder within just a few seconds. You will simply have to select a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that has to be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type in the username and password which will be used to access the folder in question in the future. Every secured folder shall have padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will be able to see instantly what content is protected and what's not. When necessary, you could make a number of different sets of login details for exactly the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Securing any folder with a password shall be very easy if you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, which is built into the Hepsia CP, will enable you to pick the specific folder which you want to secure with a couple of clicks and all you'll have to input will be the username and the password that will be used to access it later on. You'll not experience any troubles even if you have never had a website hosting account before, because you do not need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to enable the feature. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you will be able to set up various usernames for the very same password-protected area, so many people shall be able to access a given folder with their own login credentials. You'll be able to see the protected folders easily either in the exact same section of the Control Panel or within the File Manager section where you shall recognize them by their small padlock icons.