A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people could see its content. This option can be used for the main folder of a given site or exclusively for a certain subfolder based upon your requirements. As an example, if you are building a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you should prohibit the access to it altogether, while if you want only some people to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the site could be seen by anyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor types in are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting

All our shared website hosting plans feature a very useful tool that'll allow you to secure any folder within your account from unauthorized access with only 2 clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will only have to go to the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which has to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type in the username and the password that should be used to access the content in question. The function will be turned on immediately, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to type in the login details. You may 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 shall be marked with a compact padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will take just a few clicks to enable the password protection feature for any folder which you have, if you use one of our semi-dedicated plans. We have an extremely helpful tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without any experience. It is a part of the Hepsia Control Panel, that you will get to manage your new account and when you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you'll be able to choose the domain or subdomain which should be protected and then the exact folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see two boxes in which you will need to type the login name and the password that'll be needed to access the folder in question and you will be all set to go. By following precisely the same steps, you are able to set up many different login credentials for the same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.