A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people may see its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a specific Internet site or just for a specific subfolder based on your preferences. For example, if you are building a new website and you don't want people to see it before it's completely ready, you should restrict the access to it altogether, and if you need only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site could be seen by everybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters are not right. 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 Web Hosting

If you use any of our cloud web hosting plans, you will be able to create password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have no experience with such matters. We've incorporated a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you shall be able to shield any folder within just a few seconds. You will have to select a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that must be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to enter the desired username and password that will be used to access the folder in question in the future. Each protected folder will have a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see at a glance what content is protected and what's not. When necessary, you may create several different sets of login credentials for precisely the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will take just a few 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 exceptionally practical tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people without any experience. It's included in the Hepsia CP, that you will get to manage your new account and once you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you'll be able to pick the domain or subdomain which needs to be secured and then the specific folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see two boxes in which you will have to type the login name and the password that will be required to access the folder in question and you'll be all set. By following precisely the same steps, you will be able to set up a variety of login credentials for the very same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders will feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.