A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people could see its content. This function may be used for the main folder of a particular website or just for a certain subfolder depending on your preferences. As an example, if you are developing a new site and you do not want people to see it before it is ready, you have to limit the access to it altogether, whereas if you need only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the website may be seen by anyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor types in are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting

All of our Linux cloud website hosting plans include an incredibly convenient tool that'll enable you to protect any folder in your account from unauthorized access with simply two mouse clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you'll simply have to go to the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that has to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to input the username and the password that must be used so as to access the content in question. The function will be turned on immediately, so if you make an effort to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to enter the login info. You may set up or remove multiple usernames for the same folder, when necessary. If you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be indicated by a small padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will require a few mouse clicks to enable the password protection function for any folder which you have, when you use one of our semi-dedicated plans. We have an extremely practical tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with no experience. It's included in the Hepsia CP, which you will get to manage your new account and when you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you shall be able to pick the domain or subdomain that needs to be protected and then the specific folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see two boxes in which you will have to enter the login name and the password that will be needed to access the folder in question and you shall be ready. By following the exact same steps, you can create a number of login credentials for the same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders will feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.