A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals could look at its content. This option could be used for the primary folder of a specific website or exclusively for a certain subfolder based on your needs. As an illustration, if you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it is completely ready, you should limit the access to it entirely, and if you want only some people to be able to access certain files, you are able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the website may be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor types in 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 Website Hosting

If you use any of our shared website hosting solutions, you can make password-protected areas without difficulty even if you don't have any experience with this kind of matters. We have incorporated an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with all accounts, so you shall be able to secure any folder within a matter of seconds. You'll only have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder which has to be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to enter the preferred username and password that will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Any protected folder shall have padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see at a glance what content is secured and what is not. If required, you may create a number of different sets of login details for the exact same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you shall be able to secure any content which you have uploaded through our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it is a part of, so you'll not need to enter any code at any time. You'll only have to pick one of the domains/subdomains which you have inside the website hosting account and to determine which folder should be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You may then type the username and the password, that will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be good to go. The protection will be switched on right away, so anyone who tries to access the recently secured folder shall have to enter the correct login details. When a number of individuals must be able to access precisely the same content, you could make a separate username for each one.