A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals could check out its content. This option may be used for the primary folder of a given site or exclusively for a certain subfolder in accordance with the needs you have. As an illustration, when you are developing a new site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being ready, you might want to limit the access to it completely, while if you need only some people to be able to access particular files, you can password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site may be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor enters are not correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

When you use any of our website hosting solutions, you will be able to create password-protected areas without difficulty even if you have zero experience with such matters. We have included an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all accounts, so you will be able to protect any folder within just a few seconds. You will have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder which has to be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to input the preferred username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question at some point. Each protected folder shall have padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will be able to see instantly what content is protected and what is not. If required, you may create a number of sets of login credentials for the exact same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Protecting any folder with a password shall be very easy if you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that is built into the Hepsia CP, will permit you to pick the particular folder you would like to protect with a couple of mouse clicks and all you'll have to enter shall be the username and the password that will be used to access it afterwards. You won't encounter any issues even if you haven't had a web hosting account before, considering that you don't need any previous knowledge or programming skills to enable the feature. If you repeat the same basic steps, you shall be able to set up different usernames for the same password-protected area, so many people will be able to access a particular folder with their own login credentials. You shall be able to see the secured folders at a glance either in the same section of the Control Panel or inside the File Manager section where you will recognize them by their little padlock icons.