A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals could check out its content. This function can be used for the main folder of a given Internet site or just for a certain subfolder based upon your needs. For instance, when you are creating a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you need to prohibit the access to it completely, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the site may be seen by everybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor inputs aren't right. Even a direct link to a file shall 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 single shared hosting plan which we provide, you'll be able to protect any content that you have inside your account with simply a few clicks. As the tool is a component of our revolutionary Hepsia CP, it provides exactly the same simple interface and you shall not need any special skills to use it. When you go to the Password Protection section, you'll need to choose one of the domains or subdomains which you have in the account and then decide if the protection should be activated for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then type in the username and the password that you'd like and you'll be all set to go. A small padlock icon in the File Manager section will tell you that a specific folder is password-protected. In the exact same way you'll be able to add numerous usernames and passwords for the same folder if you'd like several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to shield any content you have uploaded using our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it is part of, so you'll not need to input any code at any time. You'll simply need to select one of the domains/subdomains which you have in the hosting account and to select which folder has to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. After that you can input the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you'll be good to go. The protection will be enabled immediately, so anybody who tries to access the newly secured folder will have to enter the accurate login info. In case several individuals have to be able to open the exact same content, you can create a separate username for each.