A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people could view its content. This option may be used for the primary folder of a certain website or only for a specific subfolder based on your needs. For example, if you are creating a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you need to limit the access to it altogether, while if you want only some people to be able to access certain files, you are able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the site could be seen by anyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor types in aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Hosting

With the password protection tool that is included with every single hosting package deal which we offer, you will be able to protect any content that you have inside your account with simply a few mouse clicks. As the tool is part of our ground breaking Hepsia Control Panel, it features exactly the same simple interface and you will not require any special skills to use it. As soon as you go to the Password Protection section, you'll have to select one of the domains or subdomains you have in the account and then decide whether the protection should be turned on for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then type in the username and the password you want and you'll be ready. A little padlock icon inside the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the exact same way you'll be able to add several usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.