A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can look at its content. This function can be used for the main folder of a particular site or only for a certain subfolder depending on your requirements. For instance, when you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it's completely ready, you have to prohibit the access to it entirely, 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 remaining portion of the Internet site can be seen by anyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor inputs 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 Hosting

With the password protection tool that comes with each shared hosting package that we provide, you will be able to secure any content that you have inside your account with just a few clicks. Due to the fact that the tool is an element of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel, it features exactly the same uncomplicated interface and you will not require any special skills to use it. As soon as you check out the Password Protection section, you'll have to select one of the domains or subdomains that you have inside the account and then choose if the protection should be activated for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then type in the username and the password that you want and you shall be all set. A small padlock symbol within the File Manager section will tell you that a specific folder is password-protected. In the same exact way you shall be able to add many usernames and passwords for the same folder if you'd like several people to have their own login credentials.