A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals may view its content. This function can be used for the primary folder of a certain website or just for a specific subfolder depending on your needs. For instance, if you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you need to restrict the access to it as a whole, while if you need only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the site can be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor enters are not right. Even a direct link to a file will not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

When you use any of our website hosting plans, you can make password-protected areas with ease even if you have zero experience with such matters. We've integrated a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you'll be able to protect any folder within just a few seconds. You will simply have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that should be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to input the preferred username and password which will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Every protected folder shall have padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will be able to see easily what content is protected and what's not. If needed, you can make a number of sets of login credentials for the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall be able to protect any content which you have uploaded using our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it is part of, so you'll not need to enter any code at any time. You will simply need to pick one of the domains/subdomains that you have in the website hosting account and to pick which folder should be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You can then input the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you'll be all set. The protection shall be switched on at once, so anybody who attempts to access the newly protected folder shall have to input the correct login details. If several individuals have to be able to access the exact same content, you could set up a separate username for each of them.