A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people can check out its content. This function may be used for the main folder of a certain website or exclusively for a certain subfolder based on your requirements. As an illustration, if you are developing a new site and you do not want people to see it before it's completely ready, you should limit the access to it altogether, and if you would like only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the website may be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor inputs are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

If you use any of our cloud hosting packages, you'll be able to set up password-protected areas with ease even if you don't have any experience with this kind of matters. We've built in an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you'll be able to secure any folder within just seconds. You'll only have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that has to be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to input the preferred username and password which will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Each and every secured folder will have a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see instantly what content is protected and what is not. If required, you can make a number of sets of login details for precisely the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Protecting any folder with a password shall be very easy if you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that's incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will enable you to pick the particular folder you'd like to secure with a few clicks and all you'll need to type in will be the username and the password that'll be used to access it subsequently. You won't experience any problems even if you have never 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 create numerous usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so numerous individuals will be able to access a certain folder with their own login details. You'll be able to see the protected folders at a glance either in the exact same section of the Control Panel or in the File Manager section where you will recognize them by their tiny padlock icons.