A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals may see its content. This option may be used for the primary folder of a particular website or exclusively for a certain subfolder based upon your needs. As an illustration, when you are developing a new website and you do not want people to see it before it is completely ready, you may want to prohibit the access to it as a whole, while if you need only some people to be able to access certain files, you are able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site may be seen by everybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor types in are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

With the password protection tool provided with every single shared hosting package which we provide, you'll be able to shield any content that you have inside your account with only a few clicks. Because the tool is an element of our ground breaking Hepsia CP, it provides the same uncomplicated interface and you will not need any special skills to use it. When you go to the Password Protection section, you'll need to pick one of the domains or subdomains which you have in the account and then decide if the protection should be turned on for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then enter the username and the password that you want and you will be set. A small padlock icon within the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the same exact way you'll be able to include multiple usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.