A password-protected directory is a folder that cannot be accessed unless the correct login credentials are provided. This could be a whole website or simply one page which is situated in a subfolder. If you attempt to open such a directory, you will see a web browser pop-up in which you will have to enter a username and a password. In case you type the appropriate ones, you can continue browsing the content with no need to do anything extra. If the login credentials aren't correct, however, you'll see a message that you are not permitted to view the content. In case this function is active, you won't be able to open a file even though you may have a direct link. The option is extremely handy if you'd like to prohibit the access to some content or if you are developing a site and you don't want visitors to be able to access it before it's ready.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

All our shared plans include a very handy tool that'll allow you to protect any folder in your account from unauthorized access with simply 2 clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you'll simply have to visit the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which needs to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password that must be used so as to access the content in question. The feature will be turned on right away, so in case you attempt to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to input the login credentials. You can set up or remove many usernames for the very same folder, if required. When you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be indicated by a small padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will require several clicks to activate the password protection feature for any folder you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers. We have a very practical tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with zero experience. It's a part of the Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and visit the Password Protection section, you'll be able to pick the domain or subdomain that needs to be secured and then the specific folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see 2 boxes where you will need to input the login name and the password which will be necessary to access the folder in question and you'll be all set. By following precisely the same steps, you are able to set up a number of login credentials for the very same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All protected folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.