A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people can check out its content. This feature could be used for the main folder of a certain site or just for a specific subfolder based on your preferences. As an example, when you are developing a new website and you don't want people to see it before it is completely ready, you have to prohibit the access to it altogether, and if you want only some people to be able to access particular files, you could password-protect only a certain folder, while the rest of the site may be seen by everybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting

If you use any of our cloud website hosting packages, you can set up password-protected areas easily even if you don't have any experience with such matters. We've included an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with all accounts, so you shall be able to secure any folder within a matter of seconds. You'll only have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which has to be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to input the username and password which will be used to access the folder in question in the future. Each and every secured folder will have a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see at a glance what content is secured and what's not. If needed, you may create several different sets of login details for precisely the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Protecting any folder with a password shall be easy if you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that's integrated into the Hepsia CP, will permit you to select the exact folder that you want to protect with a few mouse clicks and all you will have to enter shall be the username and the password that'll be used to access it afterwards. You won't experience any problems even if you have not had a website hosting account before, due to the fact that you don't need any previous knowledge or coding skills to enable the function. If you repeat the same simple steps, you shall be able to create different usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so numerous individuals shall be able to access a certain folder with their own login details. You'll be able to see the protected folders conveniently either in precisely the same section of the Control Panel or within the File Manager section where you'll recognize them by their small padlock icons.