A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals could see its content. This feature may be used for the primary folder of a certain site or only for a particular subfolder depending on the needs you have. For example, if you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being ready, you may want to limit the access to it altogether, and if you would like only some people to be able to access particular files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the Internet site may be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

When you use any of our cloud hosting solutions, you will be able to set up password-protected areas easily even if you have no experience with such matters. We've built in an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts, so you shall be able to protect any folder within merely seconds. You will have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder which must be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to enter the preferred username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question at some point. Each and every protected folder will have a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see at a glance what content is protected and what's not. If needed, you could make a number of sets of login credentials for exactly the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to shield any content that you've uploaded by using our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it's part of, so you will not need to type in any code at any time. You will only have to pick one of the domains/subdomains that you have in the website hosting account and to pick which folder needs to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You may then type the username and the password, which will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you'll be all set. The protection shall be turned on instantly, so anyone who tries to access the newly secured folder shall have to type in the accurate login details. In cases where several individuals must be able to open the same content, you could set up a separate username for each.