A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people can check out its content. This feature may be used for the primary folder of a specific Internet site or only for a certain subfolder based on your needs. As an illustration, if you are creating a new website and you don't want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you need to prohibit the access to it entirely, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the rest of the website can be seen by everyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor inputs aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work provided 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 set up password-protected areas effortlessly even if you don't have any experience with this sort of matters. We have included a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts, so you will be able to protect any folder within just a few seconds. You will only have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which should be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type the username and password which will be used to access the folder in question in the future. Each secured folder will have a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see at a glance what content is secured and what's not. If needed, you can create a number of different sets of login details for precisely the same folder.