A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals can view its content. This option may be used for the primary folder of a given site or only for a specific subfolder depending on your requirements. As an illustration, if you are building a new site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you may want to prohibit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you would like only some people to be able to access certain files, you are able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the website could be seen by anybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor inputs are not correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

With the password protection tool provided with each website hosting package which we offer, you shall be able to shield any content which you have in your account with just a few mouse clicks. Due to the fact that the tool is an element of our revolutionary Hepsia CP, it features exactly the same uncomplicated interface and you will not need any special skills to use it. When you check out the Password Protection section, you will need to select one of the domains or subdomains which you have inside the account and then choose whether the protection should be activated for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then enter the username and the password you want and you'll be set. A tiny padlock icon within the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the same exact way you will be able to add many usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.