A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people could view its content. This feature could be used for the main folder of a particular site or exclusively for a particular subfolder in accordance with your preferences. For example, when you are building a new website and you do not want people to see it before it's completely ready, you need to restrict the access to it entirely, and if you would like only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the Internet site may be seen by anyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor enters aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting

When you use any of our shared website hosting plans, you will be able to make password-protected areas easily even if you don't have any experience with such matters. We've incorporated an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all accounts, so you shall be able to secure any folder within a matter of seconds. You will simply have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder that has to be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type the desired username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Each secured folder shall have padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see easily what content is protected and what's not. If needed, you can make a number of different sets of login credentials for the exact same folder.