A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people may look at its content. This option may be used for the main folder of a particular site or just for a certain subfolder depending on your needs. As an illustration, when you are building a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you should limit the access to it completely, while if you want only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the rest of the site could be seen by anybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor enters are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

When you use any of our web hosting packages, you can make password-protected areas with ease even if you have no experience with this sort of matters. We have included an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts, so you shall be able to shield any folder within just a few seconds. You'll simply have to select a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that has to be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to input the preferred username and password which will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Each and every secured folder will have a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to see immediately what content is protected and what's not. If needed, you may create a number of different sets of login credentials for exactly the same folder.