A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals could check out its content. This function may be used for the main folder of a specific website or exclusively for a specific subfolder based upon your needs. For instance, if you are creating a new site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you have to limit the access to it completely, whereas if you would like only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the website may be seen by anyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor enters aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

Creating a password-protected area shall take no more than a few mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites inside a cloud hosting account with us. You shall not have to do anything complex - you will have to select a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it has to be secured, and then to enter the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals require their own login details, there will not be a problem to make a number of different usernames with access to the very same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will always know where this feature is activated. If you'd like to disable the security feature for any folder, you can disable it from the same exact section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to create password protection for any content you have within your semi-dedicated server account. We have included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel where you will be able to enable the feature with a few clicks and with no complications, even if you are not quite tech-savvy. You will simply need to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder that has to be protected (the primary folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection will take effect instantly, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL within your browser, you will have to input the newly created login details in order to proceed. Additionally, you'll be able to give different usernames for the very same folder to a number of individuals, so you'll not have to share the same login details with anyone. Each password-protected folder will have a compact padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize such folders in no time.