A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people can view its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a particular site or only for a certain subfolder in accordance with the needs you have. For example, if you are creating a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's completely ready, you need to restrict the access to it completely, and if you would like only some people to be able to access certain files, you are able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the Internet site can be seen by anybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor types in aren't right. Even a direct link to a file will not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

Creating a password-protected area will take merely a couple of clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites within a shared web hosting account with our company. You won't need to do anything challenging - you will have to choose a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be protected, and then to type in the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals need their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to make numerous different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this option is enabled. If you'd like to disable the security function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same section of the CP in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to set up password protection for any content you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We have integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel via which you will be able to enable the function with several clicks and with no troubles, even if you're not very tech-savvy. You'll only need to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder which needs to be protected (the primary folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection shall take effect right away, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL in your web browser, you'll need to type in the newly created login details before you proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the very same folder to a number of individuals, so you'll not have to share the same login credentials with everybody. Each password-protected folder shall have a small padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this sort of folders easily.