A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals could check out its content. This function may be used for the main folder of a certain Internet site or only for a specific subfolder in accordance with the needs you have. For instance, if you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being ready, you may want to prohibit the access to it completely, and if you need only some people to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site could be seen by anyone. Either way, 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 will not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Hosting

All of our hosting feature an exceptionally handy tool that will allow you to secure any folder in your account from unauthorized access with only 2 mouse clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia hosting CP, you'll just have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which needs to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type in the username and the password which have to be used so as to access the content in question. The feature will be activated at once, so if you attempt to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to type in the login details. You could set up or remove multiple usernames for the very same folder, if required. If you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be shown with a compact padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You shall be able to create password protection for any content you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We have integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel where you shall be able to enable the function with a few clicks and without any difficulties, even if you're not quite tech-savvy. You'll only need to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder which needs to be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection shall take effect instantly, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL in your web browser, you'll need to type in the newly created login credentials before you proceed. Additionally, you'll be able to give different usernames for the very same folder to a number of people, so you will not need to share the same login details with everybody. Any password-protected folder shall have a little padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this type of folders with ease.