A password-protected directory is a folder which can't be accessed unless the proper login credentials are offered. This can be an entire Internet site or simply a single page that's located in a subfolder. If you attempt to open this kind of a directory, you will see an Internet browser pop-up in which you will have to type in a username and a password. If you enter the correct ones, you will be able to continue surfing around the content with no need to do anything more. In case the login details aren't right, however, you'll see a message that you aren't authorized to see the content. In case this function is active, you won't be able to open a file even if you have a direct link. The option is incredibly useful 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 prior to it being ready.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to create password protection for any content you have within your semi-dedicated server account. We've integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel using which you will be able to switch on the function with several clicks and with no problems, even if you're not very tech-savvy. You will simply need to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder that needs to be secured (the main folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection will take effect at once, so if you try to open the password-protected URL inside your Internet browser, you will have to input the newly created login credentials in order to proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of people, so you'll not need to share the same login credentials with everyone. Any password-protected folder shall have a little padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this type of folders easily.