A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals can check out its content. This function could be used for the primary folder of a specific Internet site or only for a particular subfolder based upon the needs you have. As an illustration, when you are creating a new site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being ready, you have to limit the access to it altogether, and 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 rest of the site could be seen by anyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor inputs aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting

When you use any of our shared website hosting plans, you shall be able to set up password-protected areas effortlessly even if you don't have any experience with this sort of matters. We have included an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you will be able to protect any folder within merely seconds. You'll simply have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder which must be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to enter the preferred username and password that will be used to access the folder in question in the future. Any secured folder shall have padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see instantly what content is secured and what is not. If needed, you may create several different sets of login details for exactly 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 have uploaded by using our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it's a part of, so you shall not need to type in any code at any time. You will only need to select one of the domains/subdomains which you have in the website hosting account and to pick which folder must be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You can then enter the username and the password, which will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you'll be ready. The protection will be switched on instantly, so anyone that attempts to access the freshly protected folder shall have to input the right login information. In case various people should be able to open the same content, you could make a separate username for each of them.