A password-protected directory is a folder which cannot be accessed unless the proper login credentials are supplied. This could be an entire website or only a single page that is in a subfolder. If you attempt to open such a directory, you shall see a browser pop-up in which you have to enter a username and a password. If you input the appropriate ones, you will be able to continue browsing the content without having to do anything extra. In case the login credentials aren't right, however, you'll see information that you aren't permitted to view the content. If this feature is enabled, you won't be able to open a file even when you have a direct link. The feature is extremely effective if you want to limit 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 Website Hosting

All of our shared website hosting plans feature a very useful tool that will permit you to secure any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with only 2 clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you'll just have to go to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that should be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password which must be used in order to access the content in question. The feature will be activated right away, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to type in the login credentials. You could create or remove multiple usernames for the very same folder, if required. When you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be marked with a compact padlock icon.