A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can view its content. This function can be used for the primary folder of a given website or exclusively for a specific subfolder in accordance with your requirements. As an example, when you are building a new website and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you may want to prohibit the access to it entirely, whereas if you need only some people to be able to access certain files, you may password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site may be seen by anyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor types in 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 Web Hosting

With the password protection tool that is included with every web hosting plan which we provide, you will be able to protect any content that you have within your account with merely a few clicks. Because the tool is an element of our innovative Hepsia CP, it has the same simple interface and you shall not need any special skills to use it. When you navigate to the Password Protection section, you will need to choose one of the domains or subdomains which you have within the account and then decide if the protection should be activated for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then input the username and the password that you'd like and you'll be set. A little padlock symbol within the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the very same way you'll be able to add many usernames and passwords for the same folder if you would like several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Securing any folder with a password shall be very simple if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, which is incorporated into the Hepsia CP, will enable you to choose the particular folder which you want to protect with a couple of clicks and all you will have to input will be the username and the password which will be used to access it subsequently. You will not encounter any problems even if you haven't had a web hosting account before, because you do not need any previous knowledge or programming skills to activate the function. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you'll be able to create different usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so many people shall be able to access a given folder with their own login details. You will be able to see the secured folders very easily either in the very same section of the Control Panel or within the File Manager section where you shall recognize them by their small padlock icons.