A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people could view its content. This option could be used for the main folder of a specific Internet site or exclusively for a specific subfolder based upon your needs. For instance, if you are creating a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you need to prohibit the access to it altogether, whereas if you need only some people to be able to access particular files, you may password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the site may be seen by anyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters are not correct. 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 Website Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take only a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites inside a shared website hosting account with our company. You won't have to do anything complicated - you will have to pick a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it has to be secured, and then to type the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there won't 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 in the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this option is activated. If you want to turn off the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the very same section of the CP where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will take a couple of mouse clicks to enable the password protection function for any folder which you have, in case you use one of our semi-dedicated packages. We have an extremely helpful tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people without experience. It's part of the Hepsia CP, that you will get to manage your new account and when you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you will be able to choose the domain or subdomain which should be protected and then the particular folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see 2 boxes in which you will need to type the login name and the password that will be necessary to access the folder in question and you shall be good to go. By following the exact same steps, you will be able to set up many different login credentials for the very same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All secured folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.