A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people can view its content. This function can be used for the primary folder of a certain website or just for a particular subfolder depending on the needs you have. For example, if you are developing a new website and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you need to prohibit the access to it entirely, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the Internet site could be seen by everyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor types in aren't right. Even a direct link to a file won't work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

Creating a password-protected area will take only a few clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites inside a shared hosting account with us. You'll not have to do anything challenging - you will need to choose a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it must be protected, and then to type the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. In case a number of people need their own login details, there shall not be a problem to make a number of different usernames with access to the same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this function is active. If you want to disable the protection function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the very same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will require several mouse clicks to turn on the password protection function for any folder that you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. 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 Control Panel, which you will get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and check out the Password Protection section, you will be able to choose the domain or subdomain which should be secured and then the specific folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see two boxes in which you shall have to enter the login name and the password which will be required to access the folder in question and you will be all set. By following precisely the same steps, you are able to set up many different login credentials for the same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All protected folders will feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.