A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people may view its content. This feature can be used for the primary folder of a given website or only for a certain subfolder based upon the needs you have. For example, when you are developing a new site and you do not want people to see it before it is completely ready, you should prohibit the access to it as a whole, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you are able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the site can be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor inputs are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Hosting

All our hosting service include a very convenient tool that will permit you to secure any folder within your account from unauthorized access with only two clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will simply have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which needs to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password that must be used in order to access the content in question. The feature will be turned on instantly, so if you attempt to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to input the login details. You could create or remove many usernames for the very same folder, when necessary. If you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be marked with a little padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to shield any content that you have uploaded using our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it is part of, so you shall not have to write any code at any time. You'll simply have to choose one of the domains/subdomains you have in the website hosting account and to determine which folder must be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You can then type in the username and the password, that will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you'll be good to go. The protection will be activated at once, so anyone who tries to access the recently secured folder will have to type in the right login details. In cases where several individuals must be able to open exactly the same content, you could set up a separate username for each of them.