A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals may see its content. This function could be used for the primary folder of a given site or only for a certain subfolder based on the needs you have. For instance, if you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you may want to prohibit the access to it as a whole, and if you want only some people to be able to access certain files, you may password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site could be seen by everyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor enters are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting

When you use any of our cloud website hosting plans, you'll be able to set up password-protected areas easily even if you don't have any experience with this type of matters. We've incorporated an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts, so you shall be able to secure any folder within merely seconds. You'll simply have to select a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder which should be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type in the desired username and password which will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Each secured folder shall have padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see easily what content is protected and what is not. When necessary, you can make a number of sets of login details for precisely the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will require a couple of mouse clicks to activate the password protection function for any folder you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages. We have a very effective tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people without any experience. It is part of the Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and navigate to the Password Protection section, you'll be able to pick the domain or subdomain that should be protected and then the specific folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see 2 boxes where you will have to type in the login name and the password that will be needed 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 same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All protected folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.