A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people may look at its content. This option can be used for the primary folder of a given Internet site or only for a particular subfolder in accordance with your requirements. For example, when you are developing a new website and you do not want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you may want to prohibit the access to it altogether, while if you need only some people to be able to access particular files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the website may be seen by everyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor inputs aren't 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

All our shared hosting come with an incredibly handy tool which will permit you to secure any folder in your account from unauthorized access with just two mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you'll only have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that needs to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to input the username and the password that must be used to access the content in question. The feature shall be turned on instantly, so in case you try to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to input the login details. You could set up or remove a number of usernames for the very same folder, if necessary. If you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be indicated by a tiny padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall be able to shield any content that you have uploaded by using our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it is a part of, so you will not need to enter any code at any time. You'll only need to choose one of the domains/subdomains that you have in the web hosting account and to determine which folder needs to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You may then input the username and the password, which will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you'll be ready. The protection shall be turned on straightaway, so anyone who attempts to access the newly secured folder shall have to enter the right login information. If various people must be able to open the same content, you could set up a separate username for each one.