A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people may look at its content. This feature could be used for the primary folder of a given Internet site or exclusively for a particular subfolder depending on your requirements. For instance, if you are developing a new website and you don't want people to see it before it's ready, you may want to restrict the access to it entirely, and if you need only some people to be able to access certain files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the site could be seen by everyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor types in are not right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

When you use any of our website hosting packages, you can set up password-protected areas easily even if you don't have any experience with this sort of matters. We've incorporated a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you'll be able to shield any folder within just seconds. You'll simply have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which should be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to input the username and password which will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Each and every secured folder will have a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to see at a glance what content is secured and what's not. If necessary, you could make several different sets of login credentials for the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Securing any folder with a password shall be really easy if you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that's built into the Hepsia Control Panel, will permit you to select the particular folder that you want to secure with a couple of clicks and all you'll have to type shall be the username and the password that will be used to access it afterwards. You will not encounter any issues even if you have never had a web hosting account before, since you don't need any previous knowledge or programming skills to activate the function. If you repeat the same simple steps, you shall be able to create many usernames for the same password-protected area, so lots of people shall be able to access a certain folder with their own login credentials. You will be able to see the protected folders at a glance either in the same section of the CP or within the File Manager section where you'll recognize them by their little padlock icons.