A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people can see its content. This function may be used for the primary folder of a certain site or just for a certain subfolder based on your needs. As an illustration, if you are developing a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you need to limit the access to it as a whole, while if you want only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the Internet site could be seen by anyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor enters are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Hosting

When you use any of our hosting products, you'll be able to make password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have zero experience with this kind of matters. We have included an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you will be able to secure any folder within just a few seconds. You'll only have to select a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder which has to be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to input the desired username and password that will be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Every secured folder will have a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will be able to see easily what content is protected and what is not. If necessary, you may create a number of different sets of login details for the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Securing any folder with a password will be very easy if you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that's integrated into the Hepsia CP, will permit you to pick the specific folder you would like to protect with a few mouse clicks and all you will have to type will be the username and the password that will be used to access it later. You will not encounter any troubles even if you have not had a website hosting account before, considering that you do not need any previous knowledge or coding skills to switch on the feature. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you will be able to create many usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so numerous individuals shall be able to access a certain folder with their own login credentials. You shall be able to see the secured folders very easily either in the same section of the Control Panel or within the File Manager section where you shall detect them by their little padlock icons.