A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people can view its content. This feature can be used for the main folder of a given Internet site or exclusively for a particular subfolder depending on the needs you have. As an illustration, when you are building a new site and you do not want people to see it before it's completely ready, you have to restrict the access to it as a whole, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you can password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the Internet site could be seen by anyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor types in aren't right. Even a direct link to a file won't work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting

All of our shared website hosting plans feature an exceptionally convenient tool which will enable you to shield any folder in your account from unauthorized access with simply 2 clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia hosting CP, you will just have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that needs to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type in the username and the password that have to be used in order to access the content in question. The feature shall be activated right away, so in case you try to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to input the login credentials. You can set up or remove multiple usernames for the very same folder, if required. When you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be shown with a little padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to secure any content which you have uploaded through our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it's a part of, so you will not need to input any code at any time. You'll simply have to choose one of the domains/subdomains which you have in the website hosting account and to pick which folder has to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. Then you can type in the username and the password, that will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you will be good to go. The protection will be enabled at once, so anybody who tries to access the recently protected folder shall have to input the correct login details. In case a number of individuals should be able to access the same content, you could set up a separate username for each one.