A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals can look at its content. This feature could be used for the main folder of a specific site or just for a particular subfolder in accordance with your preferences. As an example, when you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it before it's completely ready, you might want to restrict the access to it as a whole, while if you need only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you may password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the Internet site can be seen by anyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor inputs 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 Web Hosting

When you use any of our shared web hosting plans, you shall be able to create password-protected areas with ease even if you have no experience with this sort of matters. We have integrated an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts, so you'll be able to secure any folder within just seconds. You will simply have to select a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder that should be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to input the preferred username and password that will be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Any secured folder shall have padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to see easily what content is protected and what's not. If needed, you may create a number of different sets of login credentials for precisely the same folder.