A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people may view its content. This feature could be used for the primary folder of a certain site or exclusively for a particular subfolder based upon the needs you have. For instance, if you are developing a new site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you may want to restrict the access to it altogether, while if you need only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you can password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site can be seen by anybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor enters aren't right. Even a direct link to a file won't work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

If you use any of our cloud hosting packages, you can make password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have no experience with such matters. We've built in an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all accounts, so you will be able to shield any folder within merely seconds. You will only have to select a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder that should be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type the username and password that will be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Any protected folder shall have padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see easily what content is protected and what's not. If necessary, you can make several different sets of login details for exactly the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will require a few mouse clicks to turn on the password protection function for any folder that you have, if you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting services. We have an exceptionally helpful tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people with no experience. It's included in the Hepsia Control Panel, that you will get to manage your new account and when you log in and navigate to the Password Protection section, you shall be able to select the domain or subdomain which should be protected and then the exact folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see 2 boxes in which you will have to type the login name and the password that'll be needed to access the folder in question and you shall be all set. By following the exact same steps, you are able to create a variety of login credentials for the same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All protected folders will feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.