A password-protected directory is a folder that can't be accessed unless the proper login credentials are offered. This may be a whole website or just a single page which is located in a subfolder. If you attempt to open such a directory, you'll see a browser pop-up in which you will have to input a username as well as a password. If you type the appropriate ones, you'll be able to continue exploring the content without having to do anything else. In case the login details aren't right, however, you shall see information that you are not authorized to look at the content. In case this feature is enabled, you won't be able to open a file even though you may have a direct link. The feature is extremely handy if you need to restrict the access to some content or if you are developing a website and you don't want visitors to be able to access it before it's ready.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take no more than a couple of clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites within a shared hosting account with us. You shall not need to do anything complicated - you'll need to pick a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be protected, and then to type the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. If a number of people require their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to make a variety of different usernames with access to the very same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this option is activated. If you want to disable the security feature for any folder, you can disable it from the same section of the CP where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you shall be able to secure any content you have uploaded through our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it is a part of, so you'll not need to write any code at any time. You'll only need to choose one of the domains/subdomains that you have in the website hosting account and to choose which folder should be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You can then type the username and the password, that will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you'll be good to go. The protection will be activated immediately, so anyone that tries to access the freshly secured folder will have to enter the right login info. In cases where various people have to be able to open the exact same content, you could make a separate username for each of them.