A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals can look at its content. This option may be used for the primary folder of a given website or only for a specific subfolder in accordance with your requirements. As an example, when you are developing a new site and you don't want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you might want to limit the access to it entirely, whereas if you would like only some people to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the website can be seen by everybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor types in are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

With the password protection tool provided with each and every shared web hosting plan which we provide, you'll be able to shield any content which you have inside your account with merely a few clicks. Due to the fact that the tool is part of our ground breaking Hepsia Control Panel, it has exactly the same simple interface and you'll not require any special skills to use it. Once you visit the Password Protection section, you will have to choose one of the domains or subdomains you have within the account and then choose whether the protection should be switched on for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then enter the username and the password that you'd like and you'll be ready. A tiny padlock icon inside the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the exact same way you will be able to include a number of usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.