A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people could look at its content. This function can be used for the primary folder of a certain site or just for a specific subfolder depending on the needs you have. As an example, when you are developing a new site and you do not want people to see it before it is completely ready, you have to limit the access to it entirely, whereas if you need only some people to be able to access particular files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the site can be seen by anyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor inputs are not 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 Cloud Hosting

With the password protection tool that comes with each cloud hosting package deal that we offer, you'll be able to protect any content which you have in your account with just a few clicks. As the tool is an element of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel, it provides the same uncomplicated interface and you shall not need any special skills to use it. When you navigate to the Password Protection section, you'll have to choose one of the domains or subdomains that you have in the account and then decide if the protection should be switched on for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then type in the username and the password that you would like and you'll be ready. A small padlock icon within the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the very same way you shall 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 Servers

You shall be able to create password protection for any content that you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We have integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel where you shall be able to switch on the function with several clicks and with no complications, even if you're not really tech-savvy. You will only need to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder that must be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection shall take effect instantly, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL in your Internet browser, you will need to type the newly created login details in order to proceed. Additionally, you'll be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of people, so you'll not need to share the same login details with everyone. Each password-protected folder shall have a tiny padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this kind of folders easily.