A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people could observe its content. This feature can be used for the main folder of a given site or only for a certain subfolder based upon your requirements. For example, when you are developing a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it is ready, you might want to limit the access to it as a whole, while if you want only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the site may be seen by everyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor types in are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting

If you use any of our cloud website hosting plans, you'll be able to create password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have no experience with this kind of matters. We have incorporated a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts, so you shall be able to shield any folder within just seconds. You'll simply have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which must be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type in the preferred username and password that will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Any protected folder will have a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see instantly what content is secured and what is not. If needed, you could make a number of sets of login credentials for the exact same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will require a couple of clicks to turn on the password protection function for any folder that you have, if you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages. We have a very handy tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with no experience. It is an element of the Hepsia Control Panel, that you will get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and check out the Password Protection section, you'll be able to pick the domain or subdomain which needs to be secured and then the specific folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see 2 boxes in which you shall have to type the login name and the password that'll be necessary to access the folder in question and you will be all set to go. By following exactly the same steps, you can set up many different login credentials for the same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.