A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people can observe its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a specific Internet site or only for a specific subfolder based on your needs. As an illustration, when you are developing a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you may want to limit the access to it completely, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you may password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the site can be seen by everybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor types in aren't right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

If you use any of our shared hosting products, you will be able to create password-protected areas easily even if you don't have any experience with this kind of matters. We have built in a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts, so you shall be able to shield any folder within just a few seconds. You will have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder which must be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to input the username and password which will be used to access the folder in question later on. Each and every protected folder will have a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see instantly what content is secured and what's not. If necessary, you could make a number of different sets of login credentials for exactly the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will require several mouse clicks to enable the password protection feature for any folder that you have, when you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. We have a very practical tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with no experience. It is a part of the Hepsia CP, that you will get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and visit the Password Protection section, you will be able to pick the domain or subdomain which needs to be secured and then the exact folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see 2 boxes in which you will have to enter the login name and the password that'll be required to access the folder in question and you'll be good to go. By following exactly the same steps, you will be able to create a number of login credentials for the exact same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.