A password-protected directory is a folder which cannot be accessed unless the correct login details are provided. This could be an entire site or simply one page that's located within a subfolder. If you attempt to open this type of a directory, you shall see an Internet browser pop-up where you have to type in a username and also a password. If you input the correct ones, you'll be able to continue exploring the content with no need to do anything else. If the login details aren't accurate, however, you shall see a message that you aren't permitted to view the content. In case this feature is active, you won't be able to open a file even though you may have a direct link. The option is incredibly practical if you want 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 before it's ready.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

All of our website hosting packages include a really handy tool which will allow you to protect any folder in your account from unauthorized access with only two mouse clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will simply have to go to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that should be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password that have to be used to access the content in question. The feature will be activated straightaway, so if you try to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to enter the login credentials. You may set up or remove a number of usernames for the exact same folder, if necessary. When you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be indicated by a small padlock icon.