A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people may see its content. This feature can be used for the main folder of a certain site or exclusively for a specific subfolder based upon your requirements. For example, if you are building a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being ready, you might want to restrict the access to it as a whole, whereas if you want only some people to be able to access certain files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the website may be seen by everyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor types in aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

If you use any of our cloud hosting products, you shall be able to create password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have zero experience with this sort of matters. We've incorporated a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts, so you will be able to protect any folder within just seconds. You will only have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that must be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to input the desired username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question at some point. Any secured folder shall have padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see immediately what content is protected and what is not. If required, you may create several different sets of login details for the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will require several mouse clicks to turn on the password protection feature for any folder you have, if you use one of our semi-dedicated service. We have a very helpful tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with zero experience. It's included in the Hepsia Control Panel, that you will get to manage your new account and when you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you will be able to pick the domain or subdomain that should be secured and then the particular folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You will 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 good to go. By following the very same steps, you can set up a number of login credentials for the same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All secured folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.