A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals could see its content. This option could be used for the primary folder of a given website or exclusively for a particular subfolder based upon 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's completely ready, you might want to limit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you need only some people to be able to access particular files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the site may be seen by everyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor types in are not right. Even a direct link to a file won't work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

With the password protection tool supplied with every single web hosting package that we offer, you'll be able to protect any content that you have in your account with simply a few clicks. As the tool is part of our ground breaking Hepsia Control Panel, it features the exact same simple interface and you'll not require any special skills to use it. Once you visit the Password Protection section, you'll need to pick one of the domains or subdomains that you have in the account and then decide whether the protection should be turned on for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then type the username and the password that you want and you'll be ready. A small padlock icon inside the File Manager section will tell you that a specific folder is password-protected. In the same exact way you'll be able to include many usernames and passwords for the same folder if you'd like several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to create password protection for any content which you have within your semi-dedicated server account. We've integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel via which you shall be able to enable the function with a number of mouse clicks and without any complications, even if you're not quite tech-savvy. You'll only need to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder that should be protected (the main folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection shall take effect instantly, so if you try to open the password-protected URL within your browser, you will need to type in the newly created login credentials in order to proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of people, so you'll not need to share the same login credentials with anybody. Each password-protected folder will have a little padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this type of folders in no time.