A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals could look at its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a particular Internet site or exclusively for a certain subfolder depending on your preferences. As an illustration, when you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it before it is ready, you need to prohibit the access to it completely, while if you want only some people to be able to access certain files, you can password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the site may be seen by anybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor types in are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

All of our Linux shared web hosting include an incredibly convenient tool that will allow you to shield any folder in your account from unauthorized access with simply 2 mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you'll just have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which has to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type in the username and the password that have to be used to access the content in question. The function will be active right away, so if you make an effort to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to input the login info. You can create or remove a number of usernames for the exact same folder, if needed. When you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be marked with a small padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will take a couple of clicks to turn on the password protection function for any folder which you have, in case you use one of our semi-dedicated servers. We have a very effective tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with no experience. It is an element of the Hepsia Control Panel, that you will get to manage your new account as soon as you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you shall be able to pick the domain or subdomain that should be secured and then the exact folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see 2 boxes where you will need to type in the login name and the password that will be required to access the folder in question and you will be all set. By following the exact 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 feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.