A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals could observe its content. This function can be used for the primary folder of a given website or just for a particular subfolder based upon your requirements. As an example, if you are building a new website and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you need to limit the access to it entirely, whereas if you want only some people to be able to access particular files, you can password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the Internet site can be seen by anyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor enters aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting

All our cloud web hosting include a really convenient tool which will enable you to protect any folder within your account from unauthorized access with just two clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you will simply have to go to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that has to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to input the username and the password that should be used in order to access the content in question. The function shall be active immediately, so in case you try to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to enter the login info. You may set up or remove multiple usernames for the same folder, if needed. If you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be indicated by a small padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will take a few clicks to turn on the password protection function for any folder which you have, when you use one of our semi-dedicated servers. We have an incredibly helpful tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people without experience. It's included in the Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage your new account and when you log in and check out the Password Protection section, you shall be able to select the domain or subdomain which should 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 will need to type the login name and the password that will be needed to access the folder in question and you'll be all set to go. By following exactly the same steps, you are able to set up many different login credentials for the exact same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.