A password-protected directory is a folder that cannot be accessed unless the right login credentials are offered. This may be a whole website or only one page that is located in a subfolder. If you try to open this type of a directory, you shall see a browser pop-up where you will have to enter a username and a password. In case you input the correct ones, you will be able to continue browsing the content with no need to do anything more. If the login credentials aren't right, however, you shall see a message that you are not allowed to look at the content. In case this option is enabled, you won't be able to open a file even when you have a direct link. The function is very practical if you'd like to prohibit the access to some content or if you are creating a site and you don't want visitors to be able to access it before it's ready.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area shall take just a few mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites inside a website hosting account with our company. You won't need to do anything difficult - you will have to select a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it has to be secured, and then to enter the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. If a number of people need their own login details, there shall not be a problem to set up a number of different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this function is active. If you would like to disable the security feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to create password protection for any content you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We have added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel via which you shall be able to activate the feature with a number of mouse clicks and without any problems, even if you are not very tech-savvy. You'll only have to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder which needs to be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection will take effect at once, so if you make an effort to open the password-protected URL inside your Internet browser, you'll have to type in the newly created login details before you can proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of individuals, so you will not have to share the same login credentials with everybody. Each password-protected folder will have a small padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this kind of folders effortlessly.