A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people can look at its content. This option may be used for the main folder of a specific Internet site or exclusively for a particular subfolder depending on your preferences. As an example, if you are building a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you may want to prohibit the access to it completely, and if you need only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you can password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the Internet site can be seen by everyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor inputs aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting

All of our cloud web hosting packages come with a very convenient tool which will allow you to secure any folder within your account from unauthorized access with only two clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you will only have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to pick 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 so as to access the content in question. The feature shall be turned on right away, so if you attempt to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to input the login information. You could set up or remove many usernames for the exact same folder, when necessary. If you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be shown with a tiny padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will require several mouse clicks to turn on the password protection function for any folder you have, if you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. We have an incredibly helpful tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without any experience. It is part of the Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage your new account and once you log in and check out the Password Protection section, you will be able to pick the domain or subdomain which should be secured and then the particular folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see two boxes in which you will need to type the login name and the password that will be necessary to access the folder in question and you'll be good to go. By following the exact same steps, you will be able to set up several different login credentials for the very same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.