A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people may check out its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a given website or exclusively for a certain subfolder based upon the needs you have. For instance, if you are developing a new site and you do not want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you might want to restrict the access to it completely, whereas if you would like only some people to be able to access specific files, you'll be able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the Internet site could be seen by everybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor inputs aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting

All our cloud web hosting plans include a really handy tool which will enable you to protect any folder within your account from unauthorized access with only 2 clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you will simply have to go to the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that should be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password which must be used to access the content in question. The feature will be activated straightaway, so if you attempt to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to enter the login information. You may set up or remove numerous usernames for the very same folder, when necessary. When you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be indicated by a tiny padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to set up password protection for any content which you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We've integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel through which you will be able to activate the feature with a few clicks and with no difficulties, even if you are not really tech-savvy. You will simply need to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder which has to be protected (the main folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection will take effect right away, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL inside your web browser, you'll have to input the newly created login credentials in order to proceed. Additionally, you'll be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of individuals, so you'll not have to share the same login details with everyone. Any password-protected folder will have a compact padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this kind of folders easily.