A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals may see its content. This option could be used for the primary folder of a given Internet site or exclusively for a particular subfolder in accordance with your requirements. As an illustration, if you are developing a new website and you do not want people to see it before it is completely ready, you have to prohibit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you would like only some people to be able to access certain files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the Internet site can be seen by everybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor inputs aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

With the password protection tool that is included with every single shared hosting package that we offer, you will be able to secure any content that you have inside your account with simply a few clicks. Since the tool is an element of our revolutionary Hepsia CP, it offers the exact same simple interface and you shall not require any special skills to use it. Once you go to the Password Protection section, you'll have to select one of the domains or subdomains that you have in the account and then choose if the protection should be switched on for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then input the username and the password that you would like and you'll be ready. A tiny padlock symbol in the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the same way you will 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

Securing any folder with a password shall be easy if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that's integrated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will permit you to choose the specific folder you would like to secure with a couple of clicks and all you will need to type in shall be the username and the password that will be used to access it afterwards. You'll not encounter any complications even if you have not had a hosting account before, because you don't need any previous knowledge or programming skills to enable the feature. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you'll be able to create different usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so many people will be able to access a given folder with their own login credentials. You shall be able to see the secured folders easily either in the exact same section of the Control Panel or within the File Manager section where you shall identify them by their small padlock icons.