A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals could view its content. This feature could be used for the main folder of a given site or exclusively for a particular subfolder in accordance with your needs. For example, if you are developing a new website and you don't want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you might want to prohibit the access to it completely, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the site can be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor types in are not right. Even a direct link to a file will not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

When you use any of our website hosting plans, you'll be able to set up password-protected areas effortlessly even if you don't have any experience with this sort of matters. We've built in an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts, so you shall be able to shield any folder within merely seconds. You will have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that must be protected (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 later on. Each protected folder will have a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to see easily what content is secured and what's not. If needed, you could make several different sets of login credentials for exactly the same folder.