A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people may observe its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a specific Internet site or only for a certain subfolder based upon the needs you have. As an example, when you are building a new website and you don't want people to see it before it's ready, you have to prohibit the access to it entirely, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the site may be seen by anyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor types in are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

If you use any of our shared hosting packages, you shall be able to make password-protected areas effortlessly even if you don't have any experience with this kind of matters. We have incorporated an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, supplied with all accounts, so you'll be able to shield any folder within just a few seconds. You will simply have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which should be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to enter the username and password that will be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Any secured folder shall have padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see at a glance what content is protected and what is not. If required, you can make a number of different sets of login credentials for precisely the same folder.