A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals could see its content. This option could be used for the main folder of a given site or only for a certain subfolder based on your needs. As an example, when you are creating a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you should restrict the access to it altogether, and if you want only some people to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the site could be seen by anybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor enters are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

If you use any of our shared hosting solutions, you can make password-protected areas easily even if you have zero experience with this type of matters. We've incorporated an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts, so you'll be able to secure any folder within just seconds. You'll simply have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder that should be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to input the preferred username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Every secured folder will have a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see immediately what content is protected and what is not. If necessary, you may create a number of different sets of login details for exactly the same folder.