A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals can look at its content. This option may be used for the primary folder of a given site or exclusively for a certain subfolder in accordance with your preferences. For example, if you are creating a new website and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you may want to prohibit the access to it as a whole, while if you need only some people to be able to access specific files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the site can be seen by everybody. Anyway, 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 as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

All our web hosting feature a very handy tool which will enable you to shield any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with only two mouse clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you will only have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that needs to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password which must be used so as to access the content in question. The function shall be activated straightaway, so in case you attempt to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to input the login information. You could set up or remove a number of usernames for the very same folder, when necessary. When you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be indicated by a tiny padlock icon.