A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people can look at its content. This feature could be used for the primary folder of a certain Internet site or only for a specific subfolder depending on your preferences. As an example, when you are building a new site and you don't want people to see it before it's ready, you should limit the access to it entirely, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the site could be seen by everyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor inputs aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

With the password protection tool supplied with every web hosting package which we offer, you shall be able to shield any content which you have within your account with just a few mouse clicks. Because the tool is part of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel, it features the exact same uncomplicated interface and you'll not require any special skills to use it. When you check out the Password Protection section, you will have to pick one of the domains or subdomains which you have inside the account and then decide if the protection should be activated for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then input the username and the password that you want and you'll be all set to go. A tiny padlock icon in the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the very same way you will be able to add numerous 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 Servers

You'll be able to set up password protection for any content which you have within your semi-dedicated server account. We've included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel through which you will be able to switch on the function with a number of clicks and with no difficulties, even if you're not really tech-savvy. You'll only have to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder which needs to be secured (the main folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection shall take effect instantly, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL inside your web browser, you'll have to type the newly created login details before you can proceed. Additionally, you will be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of individuals, so you'll not have to share the same login details with anyone. Each password-protected folder will have a tiny padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this type of folders with ease.