A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people could look at its content. This function can be used for the main folder of a given site or exclusively for a particular subfolder depending on your needs. For instance, if you are building a new site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you have to limit the access to it altogether, while if you want only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you are able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the site may be seen by anyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor enters are not right. Even a direct link to a file won't work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

Creating a password-protected area will take just several mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites inside a shared web hosting account with our company. You shall not need to do anything challenging - you'll have to choose a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it has to be secured, and then to type in the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals require their own login details, there shall not be a problem to set up a variety of different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this function is active. If you want to deactivate the protection function for any folder, you can disable it from the exact same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to set up password protection for any content you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We have added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel through which you will be able to activate the feature with a few mouse clicks and with no difficulties, even if you're not really tech-savvy. You'll simply need to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder that needs to be protected (the primary folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection shall take effect instantaneously, so if you try to open the password-protected URL in your web browser, you'll have to enter the newly created login details in order to proceed. Additionally, you'll be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of individuals, so you'll not need to share the same login details with anyone. Any password-protected folder shall have a tiny padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize this kind of folders in no time.