A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals may view its content. This feature can be used for the primary folder of a particular website or only for a particular subfolder based on your needs. As an illustration, if you are building a new site and you do not want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you need to prohibit the access to it as a whole, and if you need only some people to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the site could be seen by anyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor enters are not right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting

All of our Linux cloud web hosting include a very useful tool that'll permit you to protect any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with just 2 mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia website hosting CP, you'll simply have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that needs to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to input the username and the password that must be used in order to access the content in question. The function shall be activated straightaway, so in case you attempt to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to type in the login info. You may create or remove numerous usernames for the same folder, when necessary. If you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be marked with a tiny padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Securing any folder with a password shall be very easy if you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, which is built into the Hepsia CP, will enable you to select the exact folder you would like to protect with a few clicks and all you'll need to type will be the username and the password that will be used to access it later. You will not experience any troubles even if you have not had a hosting account before, due to the fact that you do not need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to activate the function. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you will be able to set up different usernames for the very same password-protected area, so many people shall be able to access a certain folder with their own login details. You shall be able to see the protected folders instantly either in exactly the same section of the CP or within the File Manager section where you shall detect them by their compact padlock icons.