A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals could check out its content. This function can be used for the primary folder of a specific Internet site or exclusively for a certain subfolder depending on your needs. As an illustration, when you are developing a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you need to restrict the access to it as a whole, and if you would like only some people to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site may be seen by anybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor types in aren't right. Even a direct link to a file will not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

When you use any of our cloud hosting packages, you shall be able to make password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have no experience with such matters. We've included an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all accounts, so you will be able to shield any folder within just seconds. You'll simply have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder which should be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type in the desired username and password that will be used to access the folder in question later on. Each secured folder will have a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see at a glance what content is secured and what's not. If needed, you could make a number of sets of login details for precisely the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to secure any content that you've uploaded using our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it is a part of, so you will not need to input any code at any time. You'll only need to choose one of the domains/subdomains you have inside the website hosting account and to determine which folder must be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. After that you can type the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you will be all set. The protection will be turned on at once, so anyone that tries to access the newly secured folder shall have to enter the accurate login information. When a number of people should be able to open exactly the same content, you can create a separate username for each of them.