A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals could check out its content. This feature could be used for the primary folder of a given site or just for a certain subfolder depending on your needs. For instance, when you are developing a new site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you should restrict the access to it as a whole, while if you need only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you can password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the Internet site may be seen by anyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor enters aren't right. Even a direct link to a file will not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting

With the password protection tool supplied with every single shared website hosting package that we provide, you shall be able to secure any content that you have within your account with merely a few mouse clicks. Since the tool is part of our innovative Hepsia CP, it features exactly the same uncomplicated interface and you will not need any special skills to use it. As soon as you visit the Password Protection section, you'll have to choose one of the domains or subdomains which you have within the account and then decide whether the protection should be turned on for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then type the username and the password that you would like and you shall be all set. A tiny padlock symbol inside the File Manager section will tell you that a specific folder is password-protected. In the same way you shall be able to add a number of usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.