A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people may observe its content. This option can be used for the primary folder of a particular Internet site or only for a particular subfolder depending on the needs you have. As an example, when you are building a new site and you do not want people to see it before it's completely ready, you might want to prohibit the access to it entirely, whereas if you would like only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the Internet site could be seen by anybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor types in are not right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Hosting

All our hosting plans come with a really handy tool that will allow you to protect any folder within your account from unauthorized access with just 2 clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia hosting CP, you'll just have to go to the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that should be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type in the username and the password which must be used so as to access the content in question. The feature shall be turned on instantly, so if you try to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to enter the login info. You may set up or remove numerous usernames for the exact same folder, if needed. If you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be marked with a small padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall be able to protect any content that you've uploaded through our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it is a part of, so you'll not need to write any code at any time. You'll only have to choose one of the domains/subdomains you have in the hosting account and to choose which folder should be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You can then enter 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 activated instantly, so anyone that attempts to access the freshly secured folder will have to type in the correct login details. In cases where a number of individuals should be able to access exactly the same content, you can create a separate username for each one.