A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people could see its content. This option may be used for the main folder of a specific site or exclusively for a certain subfolder depending on your requirements. As an example, when you are developing a new site and you do not want people to see it before it is ready, you should limit the access to it entirely, and if you would like only some people to be able to access certain files, you are able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the rest of the website could be seen by everyone. In either 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 shall not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Hosting

If you use any of our hosting solutions, you will be able to create password-protected areas without difficulty even if you have zero experience with this type of matters. We have included an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia CP, supplied with all accounts, so you'll be able to secure any folder within just a few seconds. You will have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder that has to be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to enter the preferred username and password that will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Any secured folder shall have padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see at a glance what content is protected and what's not. If required, you can make several different sets of login credentials for precisely the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall be able to protect any content that you've uploaded via our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it is a part of, so you'll not need to type in any code at any time. You will only have to choose one of the domains/subdomains that you have in the web hosting account and to pick which folder needs to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. Then you can enter the username and the password, that will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you will be all set. The protection shall be activated right away, so anyone who tries to access the newly protected folder will have to input the correct login details. When a number of people must be able to access precisely the same content, you could set up a separate username for each one.