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 people may view its content. This option can be used for the primary folder of a particular website or only for a specific subfolder depending on your preferences. For example, if you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you have to restrict the access to it altogether, while if you would like only some people to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the site can be seen by everybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor types in are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

If you use any of our website hosting solutions, you will be able to create password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have zero experience with such matters. We've included an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts, so you'll be able to protect any folder within just a few seconds. You will only have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that has to be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to enter the desired username and password which will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Any secured folder shall have padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see instantly what content is secured and what is not. If required, you can make a number of different sets of login details for the exact same folder.