A password-protected directory is a folder which cannot be accessed unless the right login details are supplied. This could be an entire Internet site or only a single page that is located in a subfolder. If you try to open this sort of a directory, you will see a web browser pop-up where you will need to type a username and a password. In case you type the appropriate ones, you'll be able to continue exploring the content without having to do anything more. When the login details are not accurate, however, you'll see a message that you aren't authorized to look at the content. When this feature is activated, you will not be able to open a file even though you may have a direct link. The option is incredibly effective if you want to limit the access to some content or if you are creating a website and you don't want visitors to be able to access it before it's ready.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

Creating a password-protected area shall take merely a few mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites in a web hosting account with us. You shall not have to do anything complicated - you'll have to choose a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it must be secured, and then to input the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals require their own login details, there won't be a problem to create numerous different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will always know where this feature is enabled. If you'd like to turn off the protection function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the very same section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You shall be able to set up password protection for any content which you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We have integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel via which you shall be able to switch on the function with several mouse clicks and without any complications, even if you are not quite tech-savvy. You will simply need to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder that needs to be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection will take effect instantly, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL inside your web browser, you will need to type in the newly created login details before you can proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of people, so you'll not have to share the same login credentials with anyone. Any password-protected folder shall have a compact padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this type of folders with ease.