A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals can see its content. This function can be used for the main folder of a particular Internet site or just for a particular subfolder in accordance with your preferences. As an illustration, if you are developing a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it is completely ready, you need to limit the access to it as a whole, and if you would like only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion 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 correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

All of our website hosting plans include an exceptionally convenient tool that'll allow you to shield any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with only 2 clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia web hosting CP, you'll just have to visit the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which has to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to input the username and the password which should be used so as to access the content in question. The feature will be turned on right away, so if you make an effort to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to input the login credentials. You can set up or remove multiple usernames for the exact same folder, if necessary. When you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be marked with a little padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Protecting any folder with a password will be quite simple if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that's incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will permit you to pick the exact folder which you want to protect with a couple of mouse clicks and all you'll need to enter shall be the username and the password that'll be used to access it subsequently. You will not experience any issues even if you have not had a web hosting account before, due to the fact that you don't need any previous knowledge or programming skills to enable the feature. If you repeat the same basic steps, you'll be able to set up numerous usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so a number of people will be able to access a particular folder with their own login details. You shall be able to see the protected folders easily either in the same section of the CP or inside the File Manager section where you'll identify them by their tiny padlock icons.