A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can see its content. This feature can be used for the main folder of a certain site or just for a specific subfolder in accordance with your preferences. As an example, if you are building a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you may want to restrict the access to it entirely, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you are able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the website can be seen by everyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor inputs aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

With the password protection tool that comes with every shared hosting plan which we offer, you will be able to secure any content which you have in your account with only a few clicks. As the tool is a component of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel, it provides exactly the same simple interface and you will not need any special skills to use it. Once you visit the Password Protection section, you'll have to choose one of the domains or subdomains which you have in the account and then choose if the protection should be switched on for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then enter the username and the password that you would like and you will be set. A little padlock icon inside the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the same way you'll be able to include many usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Securing any folder with a password shall be very easy if you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that's integrated into the Hepsia CP, will permit you to select the particular folder which you want to protect with a few clicks and all you will need to type shall be the username and the password which will be used to access it later. You won't encounter any complications even if you haven't had a hosting account before, because you don't need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to activate the feature. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you'll be able to create different usernames for the same password-protected area, so lots of people will be able to access a given folder with their own login details. You will be able to see the protected folders very easily either in the exact same section of the CP or in the File Manager section where you will recognize them by their compact padlock icons.