A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people may check out its content. This function can be used for the main folder of a given site or just for a certain subfolder depending on the needs you have. For example, if you are developing a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you might want to restrict the access to it entirely, whereas if you would like only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the Internet site can be seen by everybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor types in are not right. Even a direct link to a file won't work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

All our shared hosting come with an incredibly useful tool that'll permit you to secure any folder within your account from unauthorized access with just 2 clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia web hosting CP, you will simply have to visit the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which needs to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to input the username and the password which should be used in order to access the content in question. The function will be active instantly, so if you make an effort to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to input the login information. You could create or remove multiple usernames for the very same folder, if needed. If you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be marked with a little padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Protecting any folder with a password will be very easy if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that's integrated into the Hepsia CP, will permit you to pick the exact folder you would like to secure with a few mouse clicks and all you'll have to input shall be the username and the password that'll be used to access it afterwards. You won't experience any issues even if you have never had a website hosting account before, because you don't need any previous knowledge or coding skills to enable the function. If you repeat the same simple steps, you'll be able to set up many usernames for the same password-protected area, so many people will be able to access a certain folder with their own login details. You'll be able to see the secured folders instantly either in exactly the same section of the CP or within the File Manager section where you shall detect them by their compact padlock icons.