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 people may view its content. This option could be used for the main folder of a particular site or only for a specific subfolder depending on your requirements. As an illustration, when you are developing a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is completely ready, you might want to restrict the access to it as a whole, while if you need only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the website can be seen by everyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor inputs aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting

With the password protection tool that comes with each and every shared website hosting package that we offer, you'll be able to protect any content that you have within your account with just a few mouse clicks. As the tool is an element of our ground breaking Hepsia CP, it provides the same simple interface and you shall not need any special skills to use it. When you navigate to the Password Protection section, you'll need to choose one of the domains or subdomains that you have inside the account and then decide if the protection should be activated for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then type the username and the password that you would like and you will be set. A small padlock symbol within the File Manager section will tell you that a specific folder is password-protected. In the very same way you'll be able to include a number of usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Protecting any folder with a password will be very easy if you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that's integrated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will permit you to choose the exact folder you'd like to protect with a couple of mouse clicks and all you'll have to enter will be the username and the password that'll be used to access it afterwards. You won't encounter any difficulties even if you have not had a web hosting account before, because you don't need any previous knowledge or coding skills to switch on the feature. If you repeat the same simple steps, you will be able to create various usernames for the very same password-protected area, so a number of people shall be able to access a particular folder with their own login details. You'll be able to see the protected folders conveniently either in the same section of the CP or within the File Manager section where you will detect them by their compact padlock icons.