A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people can view its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a particular website or only for a specific subfolder based on the needs you have. For example, when you are building a new site and you don't want people to see it before it's completely ready, you have to prohibit the access to it entirely, whereas if you would like only some people to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the website can be seen by everyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs are not right. 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 Hosting

With the password protection tool that comes with every single shared hosting package that we offer, you shall be able to shield any content which you have in your account with merely a few mouse clicks. Due to the fact that the tool is an element of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel, it provides the same simple interface and you'll not need any special skills to use it. When you check out the Password Protection section, you'll need to pick one of the domains or subdomains that you have in the account and then decide whether the protection should be switched on for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then input the username and the password you want and you'll be ready. A small padlock icon inside the File Manager section will tell you that a specific folder is password-protected. In the same way you shall be able to add several usernames and passwords for the same folder if you would like several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Protecting any folder with a password will be very easy if you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that is integrated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will enable you to select the specific folder you'd like to secure with a couple of mouse clicks and all you will need to enter will be the username and the password that'll be used to access it afterwards. You won't encounter any issues even if you have not had a website hosting account before, due to the fact that you do not need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to activate the feature. If you repeat the same basic steps, you'll be able to set up different usernames for the very same password-protected area, so a number of people shall be able to access a given folder with their own login credentials. You will be able to see the protected folders very easily either in the same section of the Control Panel or in the File Manager section where you shall recognize them by their tiny padlock icons.