A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people can observe its content. This option may be used for the main folder of a certain Internet site or only for a certain subfolder in accordance with the needs you have. For instance, when you are building a new website and you do not want people to see it before it's ready, you should prohibit the access to it altogether, and if you need only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site can be seen by anybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor enters are not right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area shall take merely several clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites in a shared hosting account with our company. You won't have to do anything challenging - you will need to pick a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it has to be secured, and then to type in the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals require their own login details, there won't be a problem to create a number of different usernames with access to the same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this option is active. If you want to deactivate the protection feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will take several clicks to turn on the password protection feature for any folder that you have, when you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. We have an incredibly handy tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people with zero experience. It is a part of the Hepsia CP, that you will get to manage your new account and when you log in and check out the Password Protection section, you shall be able to select the domain or subdomain that should be protected and then the exact folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see 2 boxes where you will have to type in the login name and the password which will be needed to access the folder in question and you'll be good to go. By following precisely the same steps, you will be able to create several different login credentials for the same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.