A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals could observe its content. This option could be used for the main folder of a certain site or just for a specific subfolder based upon your requirements. As an example, when you are building a new site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being ready, you have to restrict the access to it completely, and if you want only some people to be able to access certain files, you can password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the site may be seen by everyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor enters aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

If you use any of our shared hosting packages, you will be able to create password-protected areas easily even if you don't have any experience with this kind of matters. We have built in an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you shall be able to secure any folder within just seconds. You'll only have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which should be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to enter the username and password which will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Every protected folder will have a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to see instantly what content is protected and what is not. If needed, you can make a number of different sets of login details for the exact same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will take a couple of mouse clicks to turn on the password protection feature for any folder that you have, if you use one of our semi-dedicated servers. We have a very effective tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with no experience. It's an element of the Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage your new account as soon as you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you will be able to select the domain or subdomain which needs to be protected and then the exact folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see 2 boxes in which you shall have to enter the login name and the password which will be needed to access the folder in question and you shall be ready. By following exactly the same steps, you are able to create several different login credentials for the exact same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.