A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people could check out its content. This feature can be used for the main folder of a certain Internet site or just for a certain subfolder based upon your preferences. For example, when you are creating a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you have to restrict the access to it completely, whereas if you need only some people to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site may be seen by everybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor enters are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

When you use any of our cloud hosting plans, you can make password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have no experience with this sort of matters. We have included an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia CP, supplied with all accounts, so you will be able to shield any folder within just seconds. You will have to select a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder that has to be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to enter the desired username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question in the future. Each protected folder shall have padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will be able to see immediately what content is protected and what's not. If needed, you can make a number of different sets of login credentials for the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to create password protection for any content which you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We have included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel through which you will be able to switch on the function with several clicks and without any troubles, even if you are not really tech-savvy. You will only need to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder that must be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection will take effect at once, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL in your browser, you will need to input the newly created login details in order to proceed. Additionally, you will be able to give different usernames for the very same folder to a number of individuals, so you will not have to share the same login credentials with anyone. Any password-protected folder shall have a small padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this kind of folders with ease.