A password-protected directory is a folder that cannot be accessed unless the right login credentials are offered. This can be a whole site or just a single page that is situated in a subfolder. If you try to open this kind of a directory, you shall see a web browser pop-up where you have to enter a username as well as a password. In case you type the appropriate ones, you can continue browsing the content with no need to do anything extra. If the login credentials aren't right, however, you will see information that you are not allowed to see the content. If this function is active, you won't be able to open a file even though you may have a direct link. The function is extremely useful if you need to restrict the access to some content or if you are creating a site and you do not want visitors to be able to access it before it's ready.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

All of our Linux shared hosting include an exceptionally useful tool that'll allow you to secure any folder within your account from unauthorized access with just two mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you'll simply have to go to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which should be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password which have to be used so as to access the content in question. The feature shall be activated right away, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to enter the login info. You could create or remove numerous usernames for the exact same folder, when necessary. When you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be shown with a small padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to secure any content you have uploaded by using our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it is part of, so you will not need to input any code at any time. You will simply have to select one of the domains/subdomains which you have in the web hosting account and to pick which folder needs to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. Then you can type the username and the password, which will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you will be good to go. The protection shall be activated at once, so anyone who attempts to access the freshly protected folder will have to input the correct login information. In cases where various people must be able to open the exact same content, you could set up a separate username for each of them.