A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals could view its content. This function could be used for the primary folder of a given website or only for a certain subfolder depending on the needs you have. For instance, when you are building a new website and you do not want people to see it before it is ready, you have to limit the access to it entirely, while if you want only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the site may be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor types in aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Hosting

With the password protection tool provided with every hosting package deal which we offer, you'll be able to protect any content that you have within your account with just a few mouse clicks. Since the tool is an element of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel, it features exactly the same simple interface and you shall not need any special skills to use it. When you navigate to the Password Protection section, you will need to choose one of the domains or subdomains that you have in the account and then decide whether the protection should be switched on for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then input the username and the password you want and you shall be all set to go. A tiny padlock symbol within the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the exact same way you'll be able to include many 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

It will take several clicks to turn on the password protection feature for any folder which you have, in case you use one of our semi-dedicated plans. We have an exceptionally helpful tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people without any experience. It is a part of the Hepsia CP, that you will get to manage your new account as soon as you log in and navigate to the Password Protection section, you will be able to select the domain or subdomain which should be protected and then the exact folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see two boxes in which you shall have to enter the login name and the password which will be necessary to access the folder in question and you'll be all set. By following the very same steps, you can set up a number of login credentials for the very same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All protected folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.