A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people could view its content. This function can be used for the main folder of a particular Internet site or exclusively for a particular subfolder based on the needs you have. As an illustration, if you are developing a new website and you do not want people to see it before it's ready, you might want to restrict the access to it altogether, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the website can be seen by everybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor inputs aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

With the password protection tool that is included with each and every web hosting package that we offer, you'll be able to secure any content which you have in your account with just a few mouse clicks. As the tool is an element of our innovative Hepsia CP, it offers exactly the same uncomplicated interface and you will not require any special skills to use it. As soon as you go to the Password Protection section, you'll need to choose one of the domains or subdomains you have in the account and then decide if the protection should be activated for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then type in the username and the password that you want and you'll be all set to go. A small padlock icon inside the File Manager section will tell you that a specific folder is password-protected. In the exact same way you'll be able to include a number of usernames and passwords for the same folder if you'd like several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will take several clicks to activate the password protection function for any folder you have, in case you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages. We have an extremely helpful tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people with zero experience. It's part of the Hepsia Control Panel, that you will get to manage your new account and once you log in and navigate to the Password Protection section, you shall be able to choose the domain or subdomain which needs to be secured and then the exact folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see two boxes where you will have to type the login name and the password that will be necessary to access the folder in question and you shall be good to go. By following the very same steps, you will be able to set up several different login credentials for the same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All secured folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.