A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals could check out its content. This function may be used for the primary folder of a given site or exclusively for a specific subfolder depending on your preferences. For example, when you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it's completely ready, you have to limit the access to it as a whole, 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 other parts of the site could be seen by everybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor types in aren't right. Even a direct link to a file won't work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting

All of our Linux shared website hosting packages include an exceptionally convenient tool that will permit you to shield any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with only two clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you'll just have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that has to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password that must be used in order to access the content in question. The function will be turned on instantly, so in case you try to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to enter the login info. You can create or remove numerous usernames for the same folder, if necessary. When you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be marked with a little padlock icon.