A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals can view its content. This feature can be used for the primary folder of a certain website or exclusively for a particular subfolder based on your requirements. As an example, if you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it before it's ready, you may want to limit the access to it completely, and if you would like only some people to be able to access certain files, you'll be able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the website can be seen by anybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor enters are not right. Even a direct link to a file will not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

All our shared web hosting plans feature a really convenient tool which will allow you to secure any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with only two clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia hosting CP, you'll only have to go to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which needs to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password that must be used to access the content in question. The function will be activated immediately, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to input the login details. You could set up or remove many usernames for the exact same folder, if needed. When you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be indicated by a little padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will take just a few clicks to turn on the password protection feature for any folder that you have, in case you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans. We have an incredibly effective tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without any experience. It is part of the Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage your new account and once you log in and visit the Password Protection section, you will be able to choose the domain or subdomain that should be protected and then the specific folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see 2 boxes in which you will need to input the login name and the password which will be needed to access the folder in question and you will be all set to go. By following the exact same steps, you will be able to set up many different login credentials for the same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All secured folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.