A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people may see its content. This function can be used for the primary folder of a specific site or just for a particular subfolder in accordance with your preferences. As an illustration, if you are creating a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's ready, you need to prohibit the access to it altogether, and if you need only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the rest of the website may be seen by anybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor types in are not correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

With the password protection tool provided with each cloud hosting plan which we provide, you'll be able to protect any content which you have inside your account with just a few mouse clicks. Since the tool is an element of our innovative Hepsia CP, it provides the exact same simple interface and you will not need any special skills to use it. Once you go to the Password Protection section, you will have to choose one of the domains or subdomains which you have in the account and then choose whether the protection should be switched on for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then enter the username and the password that you want and you will be all set. A small padlock symbol in the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the same exact way you shall be able to include several usernames and passwords for the same folder if you would like several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to set up password protection for any content you have within your semi-dedicated server account. We've included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will be able to enable the feature with a few mouse clicks and with no complications, even if you're not quite tech-savvy. You'll simply have to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder which has to be secured (the main folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection will take effect right away, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL within your browser, you'll have to enter the newly created login credentials before you can proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of people, so you will not have to share the same login details with everyone. Each password-protected folder will have a compact padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize such folders with ease.