A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people can view its content. This option can be used for the primary folder of a specific site or exclusively for a certain subfolder depending on your preferences. For instance, when you are developing a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is completely ready, you have to restrict the access to it completely, while if you need only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the website can be seen by everyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor enters aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting

With the password protection tool supplied with every cloud web hosting package which we provide, you'll be able to secure any content that you have in your account with simply a few mouse clicks. Due to the fact that the tool is an element of our ground breaking Hepsia CP, it has the same simple interface and you will not need any special skills to use it. Once you visit the Password Protection section, you will need to select one of the domains or subdomains you have inside the account and then decide if the protection should be active for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then type in the username and the password you want and you will be set. A little padlock icon inside the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the very same way you shall 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 Hosting

You shall be able to set up password protection for any content you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We've added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel through which you will be able to enable the feature with a number of clicks and without any complications, even if you're not quite tech-savvy. You will only have to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder which must be secured (the main folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection will take effect immediately, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL within your browser, you'll need to type the newly created login credentials before you proceed. Additionally, you'll be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of individuals, so you'll not have to share the same login credentials with anybody. Each password-protected folder shall have a little padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this type of folders effortlessly.