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 individuals could view its content. This option may be used for the primary folder of a specific site or only for a specific subfolder based upon your preferences. As an example, when you are building a new site and you don't want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you might want to limit the access to it altogether, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you can password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the site can be seen by anybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will 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 Web Hosting

Creating a password-protected area will take just a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites inside a web hosting account with us. You'll not need to do anything complex - you will have to choose a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it should be protected, and then to type in the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals require their own login details, there will not be a problem to make several different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will always know where this function is enabled. If you'd like to disable the protection function for any folder, you can disable it from the very same section of the CP in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Protecting any folder with a password will be easy if you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, which is incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will permit you to pick the exact folder you'd like to protect with a few clicks and all you will have to input shall be the username and the password that'll be used to access it later on. You'll not encounter any troubles even if you haven't had a hosting account before, considering that you do not need any previous knowledge or programming skills to switch on the feature. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you'll be able to set up numerous usernames for the same password-protected area, so numerous individuals will be able to access a certain folder with their own login credentials. You will be able to see the protected folders conveniently either in the exact same section of the Control Panel or within the File Manager section where you shall identify them by their little padlock icons.