A password-protected directory is a folder that cannot be accessed unless the proper login details are supplied. This could be an entire site or only one page that is located within a subfolder. If you attempt to open such a directory, you will see an Internet browser pop-up in which you have to type in a username as well as a password. If you type in the correct ones, you will be able to continue exploring the content with no need to do anything additional. In case the login details aren't correct, however, you'll see information that you are not authorized to view the content. When this option is active, you won't be able to open a file even if you have a direct link. The function is quite practical if you wish to limit the access to some content or if you work on a site and you do not want visitors to be able to access it before it is ready.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

Creating a password-protected area shall take no more than several clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites in a shared web hosting account with our company. You shall not have to do anything complex - you will need to choose a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it has to be protected, and then to type the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to make a variety of different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this option is enabled. If you would like to disable the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the same exact section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to set up password protection for any content you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We have added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel via which you will be able to switch on the feature with a few clicks and with no troubles, even if you are not really tech-savvy. You will only have to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder that must be protected (the main folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection shall take effect instantly, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL inside your web browser, you will have to input the newly created login credentials before you can proceed. Additionally, you will be able to give different usernames for the very same folder to a number of individuals, so you will not need to share the same login credentials with anyone. Each password-protected folder shall have a little padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this sort of folders easily.