A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people may view its content. This function may be used for the main folder of a certain Internet site or just for a specific subfolder in accordance with your requirements. As an example, if you are developing a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you should limit the access to it entirely, and if you would like only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you can password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the website can be seen by everybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor inputs aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting

When you use any of our shared website hosting solutions, you'll be able to set up password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have no experience with this kind of matters. We have integrated a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with all accounts, so you'll be able to protect any folder within just seconds. You'll simply have to select a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder that must be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type the desired username and password that will be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Every protected folder will have a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see instantly what content is protected and what's not. If necessary, you may create a number of sets of login credentials for the same folder.