A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people could see its content. This feature may be used for the primary folder of a particular site or only for a specific subfolder based on the needs you have. For instance, when you are creating a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you need to prohibit the access to it completely, and if you want only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you'll be able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the website may be seen by anyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor types in aren't right. Even a direct link to a file won't work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

All of our web hosting feature an exceptionally useful tool that'll enable you to secure any folder in your account from unauthorized access with only 2 mouse clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will only have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to choose 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 input the username and the password that must be used to access the content in question. The function shall be turned on right away, so if you attempt to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to input the login information. You could create or remove a number of usernames for the same folder, if needed. If you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be shown with a compact padlock icon.