A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals may view its content. This function can be used for the primary folder of a given Internet site or exclusively for a specific subfolder depending on your preferences. For instance, if you are building a new website and you do not want people to see it before it's completely ready, you might want to limit the access to it as a whole, while if you need only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the website could be seen by everybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor inputs aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

All of our website hosting include an incredibly useful tool which will permit you to secure any folder in your account from unauthorized access with simply 2 clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia web hosting CP, you will simply have to visit the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that has to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type in the username and the password which must be used in order to access the content in question. The function will be activated instantly, so in case you try to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to enter the login information. You may create or remove numerous usernames for the very same folder, if required. If you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be shown with a compact padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Protecting any folder with a password shall be very simple if you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that's incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will enable you to choose the specific folder you'd like to secure with a few mouse clicks and all you will have to type will be the username and the password which will be used to access it later. You won't encounter any complications even if you have not had a website hosting account before, considering that you don't need any previous knowledge or programming skills to enable the function. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you will be able to set up various usernames for the same password-protected area, so numerous individuals shall be able to access a certain folder with their own login details. You shall be able to see the protected folders easily either in exactly the same section of the Control Panel or inside the File Manager section where you shall recognize them by their compact padlock icons.