A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals could observe its content. This feature may be used for the primary folder of a certain website or just for a specific subfolder depending on your needs. For example, when you are creating a new site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you might want to prohibit the access to it completely, while if you want only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you could password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the website may be seen by everybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor enters aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Hosting

With the password protection tool provided with every hosting package which we offer, you will be able to protect any content which you have within your account with just a few clicks. Due to the fact that the tool is a component of our ground breaking Hepsia CP, it has the same simple interface and you will not require any special skills to use it. As soon as you navigate to the Password Protection section, you'll need to select one of the domains or subdomains you have within the account and then decide whether the protection should be activated for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then input the username and the password that you want and you'll be all set. A small padlock icon in the File Manager section will tell you that a specific folder is password-protected. In the same way you shall be able to add several usernames and passwords for the same folder if you'd like several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Securing any folder with a password shall be very simple if you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, which is built into the Hepsia CP, will permit you to select the specific folder you would like to protect with a couple of clicks and all you'll need to input shall be the username and the password that'll be used to access it subsequently. You won't experience any problems even if you have not had a web hosting account before, due to the fact that you don't need any previous knowledge or coding skills to activate the feature. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you shall be able to set up many usernames for the very same password-protected area, so lots of people will be able to access a given folder with their own login credentials. You'll be able to see the protected folders at a glance either in the same section of the CP or inside the File Manager section where you'll detect them by their little padlock icons.