A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals may look at its content. This feature may be used for the main folder of a certain site or only for a particular subfolder depending on the needs you have. As an illustration, if you are developing a new website and you do not want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you need to limit 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 particular folder, while the rest of the Internet site may be seen by anybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor enters aren't right. Even a direct link to a file will not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

All our Linux web hosting include an incredibly convenient tool that will enable you to protect any folder within your account from unauthorized access with only two mouse clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you will simply have to go to the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that needs to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password which have to be used to access the content in question. The feature shall be activated instantly, so if you make an effort to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to enter the login details. You can create or remove many usernames for the very same folder, if required. If you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be indicated by a tiny padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to create password protection for any content you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We've included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will be able to activate the feature with a number of mouse clicks and without any difficulties, even if you are not very tech-savvy. You'll simply need to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder that should be protected (the primary folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection will take effect instantly, so if you try to open the password-protected URL within your Internet browser, you will have to enter the newly created login details before you proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the very same folder to a number of people, so you'll not need to share the same login credentials with everyone. Each password-protected folder shall have a small padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this kind of folders easily.