A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people can see its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a certain Internet site or only for a certain subfolder based on your needs. For instance, when you are creating a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you should limit the access to it completely, and if you want only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you are able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the Internet site can be seen by anybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor types in aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting

With the password protection tool that comes with each and every cloud web hosting package that we provide, you'll be able to secure any content that you have within your account with only a few clicks. As the tool is an element of our ground breaking Hepsia Control Panel, it features the same simple interface and you will not need any special skills to use it. When you go to the Password Protection section, you'll have to select one of the domains or subdomains that you have in the account and then decide whether the protection should be switched on for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then type in the username and the password that you would like and you will be all set. A tiny padlock icon within the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the same way you'll be able to include multiple usernames and passwords for the same folder if you'd like several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to set up password protection for any content you have within your semi-dedicated server account. We have integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel via which you shall be able to activate the feature with several mouse clicks and with no difficulties, even if you're not quite tech-savvy. You will only have to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder which has to be protected (the primary folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection will take effect immediately, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL within your Internet browser, you'll need to type the newly created login credentials in order to proceed. Additionally, you will be able to give different usernames for the very same folder to a number of people, so you'll not have to share the same login credentials with everyone. Each password-protected folder will have a little padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize this kind of folders in no time.