A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people can view its content. This function may be used for the main folder of a specific website or exclusively for a specific subfolder in accordance with the needs you have. As an example, if you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it is ready, you need to prohibit the access to it entirely, while if you need only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you may password-protect only a certain folder, while the rest of the site could be seen by everyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor inputs are not correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

If you use any of our website hosting solutions, you shall be able to create password-protected areas without difficulty even if you have zero experience with this sort of matters. We have incorporated a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia CP, supplied with all accounts, so you will be able to shield any folder within a matter of seconds. You will have to select a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that has to be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to enter the desired username and password that will be used to access the folder in question later on. Any secured folder shall have padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see instantly what content is secured and what is not. If required, you can create a number of sets of login credentials for the exact same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Protecting any folder with a password will be really easy if you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, which is integrated into the Hepsia CP, will permit you to choose the specific folder that you want to secure with a few clicks and all you'll have to type in will be the username and the password that'll be used to access it afterwards. You will not experience any troubles even if you haven't had a website hosting account before, since you don't need any previous knowledge or coding skills to activate the feature. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you will be able to set up different usernames for the very same password-protected area, so a number of people will be able to access a particular folder with their own login credentials. You'll be able to see the secured folders easily either in the exact same section of the CP or inside the File Manager section where you shall recognize them by their tiny padlock icons.