A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people may view its content. This feature can be used for the primary folder of a given Internet site or just for a specific subfolder in accordance with the needs you have. For example, if you are creating a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you might want to restrict the access to it altogether, whereas if you would like only some people to be able to access specific files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the website could be seen by anyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor enters aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

If you use any of our shared hosting products, you can make password-protected areas with ease even if you don't have any experience with this type of matters. We've incorporated a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you will be able to secure any folder within just a few seconds. You will have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder that must be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to input the preferred username and password that will be used to access the folder in question in the future. Each secured folder shall have padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see instantly what content is protected and what is not. If needed, you may create a number of different sets of login credentials for the exact same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Securing any folder with a password shall be really easy if you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, which is built into the Hepsia Control Panel, will permit you to choose the exact folder you would like to secure with a couple of clicks and all you'll need to type will be the username and the password that'll be used to access it subsequently. You will not encounter any difficulties even if you have never had a hosting account before, due to the fact that you don't need any previous knowledge or coding skills to activate the feature. If you repeat the same simple steps, you shall be able to set up many usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so many people shall be able to access a certain folder with their own login details. You shall be able to see the protected folders conveniently either in the very same section of the Control Panel or in the File Manager section where you will identify them by their small padlock icons.