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 could view its content. This feature may be used for the primary folder of a particular site or exclusively for a particular subfolder depending on your preferences. For example, if you are building a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it is ready, you need to limit the access to it altogether, and if you would like only some people to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the site can be seen by everybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters 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 Shared Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take only several mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your Internet sites within a shared hosting account with us. You won't need to do anything complicated - you will need to select a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be secured, and then to type in the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. If a number of people require their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to make a number of different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will always know where this option is active. If you'd like to deactivate the protection function for any folder, you can disable it from the same exact section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Securing any folder with a password will be quite simple if you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that is incorporated into the Hepsia CP, will enable you to pick the exact folder that you want to secure with a couple of clicks and all you will need to input will be the username and the password that will be used to access it later on. You'll not encounter any complications even if you haven't had a web hosting account before, since you don't need any previous knowledge or computer programming 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 particular folder with their own login details. You will be able to see the protected folders very easily either in the very same section of the CP or in the File Manager section where you shall detect them by their tiny padlock icons.