A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals may look at its content. This function can be used for the main folder of a specific Internet site or only for a specific subfolder in accordance with your needs. For instance, if you are building a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it is completely ready, you may want to prohibit the access to it completely, whereas if you need only some people to be able to access particular files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the website could be seen by everybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor types in aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

Creating a password-protected area will take merely a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites in a cloud hosting account with our company. You won't have to do anything difficult - you will have to choose a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it has to be protected, and then to enter the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. When a number of people require their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to create several different usernames with access to the very same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this feature is activated. If you wish to disable the protection function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You shall be able to create password protection for any content which you have within your semi-dedicated server account. We've integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you shall be able to enable the feature with a number of mouse clicks and with no difficulties, even if you are not quite tech-savvy. You'll only need to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder which has to be protected (the primary folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection shall take effect right away, so if you try to open the password-protected URL within your Internet browser, you'll have to type the newly created login credentials before you can proceed. Additionally, you will be able to give different usernames for the very same folder to a number of people, so you'll not have to share the same login credentials with everyone. Each password-protected folder will have a small padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize this type of folders easily.