A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can look at its content. This function can be used for the primary folder of a certain site or exclusively for a particular subfolder based on your requirements. As an illustration, if you are creating a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's completely ready, you may want to restrict the access to it altogether, and if you need only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the rest of the site can be seen by everyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor enters are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Hosting

When you use any of our hosting products, you will be able to create password-protected areas with ease even if you have zero experience with this kind of matters. We've built in 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 just seconds. You will only have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder which should be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type in the username and password which will be used to access the folder in question in the future. Any secured folder will have a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see instantly what content is protected and what is not. When necessary, you can create a number of sets of login credentials for exactly the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Securing any folder with a password will be very easy if you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that is built into the Hepsia Control Panel, will allow you to choose the specific folder which you want to secure with a few clicks and all you will have to input will be the username and the password that will be used to access it afterwards. You'll not experience any complications even if you have not had a hosting account before, because you don't need any previous knowledge or programming skills to switch on the feature. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you will be able to set up numerous usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so numerous individuals will be able to access a given folder with their own login credentials. You'll be able to see the protected folders instantly either in the very same section of the CP or within the File Manager section where you'll recognize them by their tiny padlock icons.