A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people could view its content. This function could be used for the primary folder of a specific website or just for a particular subfolder based upon your needs. For instance, when you are creating a new site and you do not want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you should limit the access to it completely, while if you need only some people to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the site may be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor types in aren't 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 Shared Website Hosting

When you use any of our shared website hosting products, you'll be able to make password-protected areas with ease even if you don't have any experience with this kind of matters. We've included a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts, so you will be able to shield any folder within a matter of seconds. You will simply have to select a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder which has to be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to input the preferred username and password which 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 shall be able to see easily what content is secured and what is not. If required, you could make a number of different sets of login details for precisely the same folder.