A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can see its content. This feature can be used for the main folder of a particular site or just for a specific subfolder depending on your needs. For instance, when you are creating a new site and you don't want people to see it before it's completely ready, you may want to limit the access to it altogether, whereas if you need only some people to be able to access certain files, you can password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the website may be seen by anybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor inputs are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

All our web hosting plans come with a really handy tool that'll allow you to shield any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with simply two mouse clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia website hosting CP, you'll simply have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which should be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password that must be used so as to access the content in question. The feature shall be activated straightaway, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to enter the login information. You can set up or remove a number of usernames for the same folder, if required. If you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be indicated by a tiny padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will take just a few mouse clicks to enable the password protection feature for any folder which you have, in case you use one of our semi-dedicated plans. We have an extremely practical tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with zero experience. It's an element of the Hepsia Control Panel, that you will get to manage your new account and when you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you'll be able to pick the domain or subdomain that should be protected and then the exact folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see 2 boxes where you will need to enter the login name and the password that'll be required to access the folder in question and you'll be all set. By following precisely the same steps, you can set up many different login credentials for the very same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.