A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people may check out its content. This feature could be used for the primary folder of a certain Internet site or exclusively for a certain subfolder based on your preferences. As an illustration, if you are building a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you might want to prohibit the access to it completely, whereas if you want only some people to be able to access certain files, you may password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the website could be seen by anyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor types in are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

All of our Linux shared web hosting include a really handy tool that will permit you to protect any folder in your account from unauthorized access with simply two mouse clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you'll just have to visit the Password Protection section, to select 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 type the username and the password that have to be used in order to access the content in question. The feature shall be active right away, so if you attempt to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to enter the login info. You could set up or remove numerous usernames for the exact same folder, if needed. When you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be marked with a small padlock icon.