A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people can check out its content. This function can be used for the primary folder of a particular site or exclusively for a specific subfolder depending on the needs you have. As an illustration, when you are building a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you have to prohibit the access to it altogether, whereas if you need only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the Internet site could be seen by anyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor inputs aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

When you use any of our shared hosting solutions, you will be able to set up password-protected areas easily even if you have no experience with this kind of matters. We have incorporated an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts, so you shall be able to secure any folder within just seconds. You will simply have to select a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which has to be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to enter the preferred username and password that will be used to access the folder in question later on. Every protected folder shall have padlock icon inside 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 could make several different sets of login credentials for precisely the same folder.