A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals may view its content. This function can be used for the primary folder of a certain website or just for a specific subfolder depending on the needs you have. As an illustration, when you are creating a new site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you have to prohibit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you would like only some people to be able to access particular files, you could password-protect only a certain folder, while the rest of the website may be seen by anybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting

If you use any of our cloud website hosting plans, you can make password-protected areas easily even if you don't have any experience with such matters. We've integrated a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia CP, supplied with all accounts, so you will be able to protect any folder within merely seconds. You'll only have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder that has to be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to enter the username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question at some point. Each and every protected folder shall have padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to see at a glance what content is protected and what is not. If necessary, you can create several different sets of login details for the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will take a few clicks to enable the password protection function for any folder which you have, if you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. We have an exceptionally practical tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people without experience. It is part of the Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage your new account as soon as you log in and check out the Password Protection section, you will be able to choose the domain or subdomain that should be protected and then the exact folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see 2 boxes in which you shall have to type in the login name and the password which will be required to access the folder in question and you shall be all set to go. By following precisely the same steps, you will be able to set up many different login credentials for the exact same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.