A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals could check out its content. This function may be used for the primary folder of a certain site or exclusively for a certain subfolder based upon the needs you have. As an illustration, if you are developing a new website and you do not want people to see it before it is completely ready, you might want to limit the access to it as a whole, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a certain folder, while the rest of the website could be seen by everybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor enters are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

If you use any of our web hosting packages, you'll be able to set up password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have zero experience with this sort of matters. We've integrated a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all accounts, so you'll be able to secure any folder within merely seconds. You'll only have to select a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder that must be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type in the desired username and password which will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Every protected folder will have a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to see immediately what content is secured and what's not. When necessary, you can create a number of sets of login details for the exact same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will require just a few clicks to turn on the password protection function for any folder you have, if you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting. We have an extremely helpful tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without experience. It's included in the Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and visit the Password Protection section, you'll be able to pick the domain or subdomain which needs to be protected and then the specific folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see 2 boxes in which you shall have to enter the login name and the password which will be necessary to access the folder in question and you will be all set. By following exactly the same steps, you will be able to create several different login credentials for the same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.