A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people can see its content. This feature could be used for the main folder of a certain Internet site or just for a specific subfolder depending on your preferences. As an example, when you are developing a new website and you do not want people to see it before it is completely ready, you have to restrict the access to it as a whole, whereas if you need only some people to be able to access specific files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the Internet site can be seen by anybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor enters are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting

All our cloud website hosting plans include a very handy tool that will enable you to shield any folder in your account from unauthorized access with just 2 mouse clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will only have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that has to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type in the username and the password that should be used in order to access the content in question. The function shall be turned on right away, so if you attempt to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to enter the login details. You can set up or remove a number of usernames for the very same folder, when necessary. If you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be marked with a compact padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You shall be able to set up password protection for any content that you have within your semi-dedicated server account. We have included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel through which you will be able to switch on the function with a number of mouse clicks and with no difficulties, even if you're not really tech-savvy. You'll simply need to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder which has to be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection will take effect at once, so if you make an effort to open the password-protected URL inside your web browser, you will need to type the newly created login details in order to proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of individuals, so you will not need to share the same login credentials with anybody. Any password-protected folder shall have a tiny padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this kind of folders in no time.