A password-protected directory is a folder that cannot be accessed unless the proper login details are provided. This can be an entire website or just a single page that is located within a subfolder. If you try to open such a directory, you'll see a browser pop-up where you will need to input a username and also a password. If you enter the appropriate ones, you'll be able to continue exploring the content without the need to do anything else. If the login credentials aren't correct, however, you will see a note that you are not authorized to view the content. When this option is enabled, you won't be able to open a file even when you have a direct link. The feature is extremely useful if you wish to prohibit the access to some content or if you are developing an Internet site and you do not want visitors to be able to access it prior to it being ready.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to create password protection for any content you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We have added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you shall be able to activate the feature with a number of mouse clicks and with no troubles, even if you are not very tech-savvy. You'll simply have to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder which must be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection will take effect at once, so if you try to open the password-protected URL within your web browser, you'll need to type the newly created login credentials before you proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of individuals, so you'll not have to share the same login credentials with everybody. Any password-protected folder shall have a tiny padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize this type of folders in no time.