A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people may observe its content. This option can be used for the main folder of a specific website or just for a particular subfolder depending on the needs you have. As an illustration, if you are creating a new website and you don't want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you may want to restrict the access to it completely, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site may be seen by anybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor types in aren't right. Even a direct link to a file will not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

With the password protection tool supplied with every single shared hosting package which we offer, you'll be able to protect any content which you have in your account with simply a few mouse clicks. Since the tool is a component of our ground breaking Hepsia CP, it features the same simple interface and you shall not require any special skills to use it. When you visit the Password Protection section, you will have to select one of the domains or subdomains that you have inside the account and then decide whether the protection should be turned on for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then input the username and the password that you'd like and you will be set. A small padlock icon inside the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the very same way you shall be able to include several usernames and passwords for the same folder if you would like several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will take a few clicks to enable the password protection feature for any folder you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated packages. We have a very helpful tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people without any experience. It's a part of the Hepsia CP, that you will get to manage your new account and as soon as 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 primary folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see 2 boxes where you shall have to type in the login name and the password that'll be required to access the folder in question and you'll be good to go. By following the very same steps, you will be able to set up many different login credentials for the same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All secured folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.