A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals can see its content. This function could be used for the primary folder of a certain site or exclusively for a specific subfolder depending on your preferences. As an illustration, if you are building a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you may want to restrict the access to it completely, whereas if you need only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you are able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the site can be seen by anyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor types in aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

With the password protection tool supplied with each shared web hosting package deal that we provide, you'll be able to secure any content that you have in your account with only a few mouse clicks. Because the tool is part of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, it offers the same simple interface and you'll not require any special skills to use it. When you visit the Password Protection section, you'll have to choose one of the domains or subdomains that you have in the account and then decide if the protection should be active for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then enter the username and the password that you want and you'll be ready. A little padlock symbol inside the File Manager section will tell you that a specific folder is password-protected. In the exact same way you will be able to add several usernames and passwords for the same folder if you'd like several people to have their own login credentials.