A password-protected directory is a folder that cannot be accessed unless the proper login credentials are supplied. This could be an entire website or simply one page that's located within a subfolder. If you try to open such a directory, you will see a web browser pop-up where you will have to enter a username and also a password. If you input the correct ones, you will be able to continue surfing around the content with no need to do anything additional. When the login credentials aren't accurate, however, you'll see information that you are not authorized to look at the content. If this function is active, you won't be able to open a file even if you have a direct link. The function is quite practical if you need to restrict the access to some content or if you are creating an Internet site and you don't want visitors to be able to access it prior to it being ready.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take only several mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites inside a shared web hosting account with us. You'll not have to do anything challenging - you will need to choose a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it should be protected, and then to type in the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals need their own login details, there shall not be a problem to create a number of different usernames with access to the very same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this feature is enabled. If you'd like to turn off the security function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the very same section of the CP in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to create password protection for any content that you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We have included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel using which you will be able to activate the feature with a number of clicks and without any complications, even if you are not really tech-savvy. You'll simply have to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder which needs to be secured (the main folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection will take effect instantaneously, so if you try to open the password-protected URL within your web browser, you will have to enter the newly created login details before you can proceed. Additionally, you will be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of people, so you will not have to share the same login details with everybody. Any password-protected folder will have a small padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this type of folders with ease.