A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals may view its content. This option may be used for the main folder of a certain site or only for a certain subfolder based on the needs you have. For instance, when you are creating a new website 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 people to be able to access particular files, you could password-protect only a certain folder, while the rest of the site may be seen by everyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor inputs aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting

If you use any of our cloud website hosting solutions, you will be able to set up password-protected areas effortlessly even if you don't have any experience with this kind of matters. We have incorporated a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts, so you'll be able to protect any folder within merely seconds. You will only have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which must be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to input the desired username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question in the future. Any protected folder will have a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to see at a glance what content is secured and what is not. If necessary, you can create a number of sets of login details for precisely the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to protect any content that you've uploaded by using our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it is a part of, so you'll not need to type in any code at any time. You will only need to select one of the domains/subdomains you have inside the web hosting account and to choose which folder has to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. Then you can type the username and the password, that will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be all set. The protection will be enabled at once, so anybody who tries to access the newly protected folder will have to enter the accurate login information. If several people have to be able to open the exact same content, you could make a separate username for each of them.