Password Protected Directories
Learn how to set up a secure and user-only area in your website with password-protected directories.
A password-protected directory is a folder which can't be accessed unless the correct login credentials are provided. This may be an entire Internet site or just one page that is located in a subfolder. If you attempt to open this type of a directory, you'll see an Internet browser pop-up in which you will have to type a username as well as a password. If you enter the appropriate ones, you will be able to continue surfing around the content with no need to do anything more. If the login credentials aren't right, however, you shall see a message that you aren't allowed to view the content. If this option is enabled, you won't be able to open a file even if you have a direct link. The feature is quite handy if you need to prohibit the access to some content or if you are developing a site and you don't want visitors to be able to access it prior to it being ready.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
If you use any of our shared hosting plans, you will be able to make password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have zero experience with this kind of matters. We have built in an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, supplied with all accounts, so you shall be able to protect any folder within a matter of seconds. You will have to select a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder which should be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type in the desired username and password that will be used to access the folder in question in the future. Each and every protected folder will have a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see easily what content is secured and what is not. If required, you may create a number of different sets of login details for exactly the same folder.