A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people could look at its content. This option could be used for the primary folder of a particular Internet site or just for a particular subfolder based on your needs. As an illustration, when you are creating a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you have to prohibit the access to it entirely, while if you want only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site could be seen by anybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor types in are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take merely a few clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites in a shared web hosting account with us. You shall not have to do anything difficult - you'll need to choose a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it should be protected, and then to input the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals need their own login credentials, there will not be a problem to make several different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this function is active. If you wish to deactivate the protection feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Protecting any folder with a password will be very simple if you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, which is built into the Hepsia Control Panel, will permit you to select the exact folder which you want to secure with a couple of clicks and all you'll need to type in will be the username and the password that'll be used to access it later on. You'll not experience any complications even if you have not had a web hosting account before, considering that you don't need any previous knowledge or coding skills to activate the function. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you shall be able to create many usernames for the same password-protected area, so many people shall be able to access a given folder with their own login details. You'll be able to see the protected folders very easily either in exactly the same section of the CP or within the File Manager section where you will detect them by their little padlock icons.