A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people could observe its content. This function can be used for the main folder of a certain website or exclusively for a particular subfolder depending on the needs you have. For instance, when you are building a new website and you do not want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you should limit the access to it altogether, and if you would like only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you could password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the site could be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case 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 Web Hosting

With the password protection tool supplied with every single cloud web hosting package deal that we offer, you shall be able to secure any content which you have in your account with simply a few clicks. Because the tool is part of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel, it features the exact same uncomplicated interface and you will not require any special skills to use it. Once you navigate to the Password Protection section, you'll need to choose one of the domains or subdomains which you have in the account and then decide whether the protection should be active for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then type in the username and the password that you'd like and you shall be all set to go. A tiny padlock icon inside the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the same way you'll be able to include many 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 Hosting

You'll be able to create password protection for any content which you have within your semi-dedicated server account. We've included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel using which you will be able to activate the function with a number of clicks and with no problems, even if you are not quite tech-savvy. You'll simply have to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder that should be secured (the main folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection will take effect instantly, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL in your browser, you'll have to input the newly created login credentials before you proceed. Additionally, you'll be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of individuals, 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'll be able to recognize this type of folders easily.