A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people could look at its content. This option can be used for the primary folder of a certain website or only for a particular subfolder in accordance with your needs. As an illustration, when you are building a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you might want to prohibit the access to it altogether, while if you need only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the website may be seen by everyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor types in aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting

All our cloud web hosting plans feature a very useful tool that will permit you to shield any folder in your account from unauthorized access with just two mouse clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will just have to go to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which needs to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password that must be used to access the content in question. The function will be active immediately, so in case you attempt to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to input the login information. You can create or remove numerous usernames for the same folder, when necessary. If you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be marked with a tiny padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will take just a few clicks to enable the password protection feature for any folder which you have, if you use one of our semi-dedicated plans. We have an incredibly handy tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with zero experience. It's an element of the Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage your new account and when you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you'll be able to select the domain or subdomain which should be protected and then the specific folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see 2 boxes where you shall have to enter the login name and the password that'll be necessary to access the folder in question and you shall be all set to go. By following exactly the same steps, you are able to create several different login credentials for the very same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.