A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals may observe its content. This feature can be used for the primary folder of a specific website or just for a specific subfolder based upon your needs. As an illustration, if you are developing a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you need to restrict the access to it as a whole, while if you need only some people to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts 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 enters aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

When you use any of our website hosting packages, you shall be able to make password-protected areas easily even if you have zero experience with this type of matters. We've integrated 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 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 later on. Each and every secured folder shall have padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see instantly what content is secured and what is not. If needed, you could make several different sets of login credentials for the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to shield any content that you've uploaded by using our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it is part of, so you shall not have to write any code at any time. You'll simply need to choose one of the domains/subdomains which you have inside the website hosting account and to select which folder must be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You can then type in the username and the password, which will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you'll be ready. The protection will be enabled straightaway, so anybody who tries to access the newly protected folder will have to input the correct login details. If various people should be able to open the same content, you could make a separate username for each.