A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals can observe its content. This option may be used for the primary folder of a particular site or just for a certain subfolder in accordance with your needs. As an example, if you are building a new site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you have to restrict the access to it altogether, while if you would like only some people to be able to access particular files, you are able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the website can be seen by anyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor inputs are not correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

When you use any of our cloud hosting products, you will be able to set up password-protected areas effortlessly even if you don't have any experience with this type of matters. We've included a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you'll be able to secure any folder within just seconds. You will have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder which has to be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type the preferred username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question later on. Each secured folder will have a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to see easily what content is secured and what's not. If needed, you can create a number of sets of login details for precisely the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to shield any content that you've uploaded by using our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it's a part of, so you will not have to write any code at any time. You will only have to choose one of the domains/subdomains you have inside the hosting account and to pick which folder should be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. After that you can type in the username and the password, that will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be good to go. The protection shall be activated right away, so anybody who tries to access the newly secured folder will have to input the right login info. When a number of individuals must be able to open exactly the same content, you could set up a separate username for each.