A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals could check out its content. This function may be used for the main folder of a certain site or exclusively for a specific subfolder depending on the needs you have. As an example, if you are building a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's completely ready, you might want to limit the access to it altogether, and if you need only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you are able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the Internet site could be seen by anyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor enters aren't right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

With the password protection tool that comes with each and every shared web hosting package that we provide, you will be able to shield any content which you have within your account with just a few clicks. As the tool is an element of our revolutionary Hepsia CP, it has exactly the same simple interface and you will not require any special skills to use it. As soon as you go to the Password Protection section, you will have to pick one of the domains or subdomains that you have in the account and then choose if the protection should be switched on for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then input the username and the password that you'd like and you'll be all set to go. A small padlock symbol inside the File Manager section will tell you that a specific folder is password-protected. In the same exact way you shall be able to include a number of usernames and passwords for the same folder if you'd like several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Securing any folder with a password shall be really easy if you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that's built into the Hepsia Control Panel, will allow you to choose the particular folder that you want to secure with a few mouse clicks and all you will need to type shall be the username and the password that will be used to access it subsequently. You'll not experience any troubles even if you haven't 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 very simple steps, you shall be able to set up many usernames for the very same password-protected area, so a number of people shall be able to access a certain folder with their own login credentials. You will be able to see the protected folders instantly either in exactly the same section of the Control Panel or in the File Manager section where you shall detect them by their compact padlock icons.