A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals could look at its content. This option may be used for the main folder of a particular website or just for a particular subfolder based upon your requirements. For instance, if you are developing a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is completely ready, you have to prohibit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you need only some people to be able to access particular files, you are able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the site could be seen by everyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor types in are not correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work if 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 create password-protected areas without difficulty even if you have no experience with this kind of matters. We've included a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts, so you'll be able to protect any folder within merely seconds. You will have to select a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder that must be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type the username and password which will be used to access the folder in question in the future. Any secured folder shall have padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see instantly what content is protected and what's not. When necessary, you may create a number of sets of login credentials for the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will take a few mouse clicks to activate the password protection feature for any folder that you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. We have an incredibly practical tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people without experience. It is a part of the Hepsia Control Panel, that you will get to manage your new account and once you log in and check out the Password Protection section, you will be able to select the domain or subdomain which needs to be protected and then the exact folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see 2 boxes in which you will have to enter the login name and the password that'll be necessary to access the folder in question and you will be good to go. By following exactly the same steps, you will be able to set up a variety of login credentials for the same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.