A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals could check out its content. This function can be used for the main folder of a given Internet site or just for a specific subfolder based on your preferences. As an example, when you are developing a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you have to restrict the access to it completely, whereas if you would like only some people to be able to access certain files, you are able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the Internet site can be seen by anyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Protecting any folder with a password shall be really easy if you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, which is integrated into the Hepsia CP, will enable you to pick the specific folder that you want to protect with a couple of clicks and all you'll have to type will be the username and the password that will be used to access it later on. You will not experience any complications even if you haven't had a website hosting account before, because you do not need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to activate the feature. If you repeat the same simple steps, you will be able to set up many usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so many people shall be able to access a particular folder with their own login details. You will be able to see the protected folders very easily either in the exact same section of the Control Panel or inside the File Manager section where you will identify them by their little padlock icons.