A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people could view its content. This feature can be used for the primary folder of a particular site or exclusively for a specific subfolder depending on the needs you have. For instance, when you are developing a new website and you do not want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you should limit the access to it entirely, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you may password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the site can be seen by everyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor types in are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

All of our shared web hosting include a really handy tool that'll allow you to secure any folder in your account from unauthorized access with only 2 mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia website hosting CP, you'll just have to go to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that has to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type in the username and the password that must be used so as to access the content in question. The function will be activated instantly, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to input the login info. You may set up or remove a number of usernames for the very same folder, if required. When you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be marked with a tiny padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will require several mouse clicks to activate the password protection function for any folder which you have, when you use one of our semi-dedicated servers. We have an extremely handy tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without experience. It is a part of the Hepsia Control Panel, 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 select the domain or subdomain that needs to be secured and then the particular folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see two boxes in which you will need to type the login name and the password which will be necessary to access the folder in question and you shall be ready. By following the very same steps, you can create many different login credentials for the very same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.