A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals may look at its content. This option can be used for the main folder of a specific site or only for a particular subfolder depending on your preferences. For instance, if you are building a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you might want to limit the access to it as a whole, and if you would like only some people to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the website could be seen by everyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor enters are not correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

If you use any of our cloud hosting solutions, you can create password-protected areas without difficulty even if you have zero experience with this kind of matters. We've incorporated a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts, so you'll be able to shield any folder within just a few seconds. You will simply have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder that must be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type the desired username and password that will be used to access the folder in question in the future. Any protected folder will have a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see easily what content is protected and what's not. If needed, you can make several different sets of login credentials for exactly the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to set up password protection for any content which you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We've integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel through which you shall be able to enable the feature with a number of mouse clicks and without any problems, even if you're not quite tech-savvy. You will only need to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder that should be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection will take effect at once, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL within your web browser, you will need to type the newly created login credentials before you can proceed. Additionally, you'll be able to give different usernames for the very same folder to a number of individuals, so you will not have to share the same login details with anybody. Any password-protected folder shall have a tiny padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize this sort of folders effortlessly.