A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals may observe its content. This feature could be used for the primary folder of a certain website or only for a specific subfolder in accordance with your requirements. As an illustration, when you are developing a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you may want to limit the access to it entirely, whereas if you need only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you'll be able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the Internet site can be seen by anybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor inputs are not right. Even a direct link to a file won't work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

All of our Linux cloud packages come with a very handy tool which will permit you to protect any folder in your account from unauthorized access with just two clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia web hosting CP, you'll only have to go to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which has to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password that should be used so as to access the content in question. The function will be activated straightaway, so if you try to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to enter the login credentials. You may set up or remove a number of usernames for the same folder, if needed. When you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be shown with a small padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Securing any folder with a password will be easy if you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that's integrated into the Hepsia CP, will allow you to select the specific folder that you want to protect with a couple of clicks and all you'll need to type in will be the username and the password which will be used to access it later on. You won't experience any complications even if you have never had a website hosting account before, because you do not need any previous knowledge or coding skills to activate the function. If you repeat the same simple steps, you'll be able to create various usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so lots of people will be able to access a given folder with their own login credentials. You'll be able to see the protected folders at a glance either in the exact same section of the Control Panel or inside the File Manager section where you shall recognize them by their small padlock icons.