A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals could see its content. This function could be used for the primary folder of a given website or exclusively for a particular subfolder in accordance with your needs. For example, when you are building a new website and you don't want people to see it before it's ready, you may want to prohibit the access to it entirely, while if you need only some people to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the website can be seen by anyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor enters 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 solutions, you can set up password-protected areas without difficulty even if you have no experience with this kind of matters. We've incorporated an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with all accounts, so you'll be able to shield any folder within just a few seconds. You will have to select a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder that has to be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to input the username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question later on. Every protected folder shall have padlock icon in 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 can make a number of different sets of login details for the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall be able to secure any content that you've uploaded through our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it's part of, so you shall not have to enter any code at any time. You'll simply have to choose one of the domains/subdomains that you have inside the hosting account and to pick which folder has to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. Then you can input the username and the password, which will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you will be all set. The protection will be enabled immediately, so anyone that tries to access the recently secured folder will have to type in the right login info. In case several individuals must be able to access the same content, you could set up a separate username for each one.