A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals may check out its content. This function can be used for the main folder of a specific site or only for a particular subfolder depending on your requirements. For instance, when you are developing a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's ready, you have to prohibit the access to it altogether, and if you need only some people to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the site may be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor inputs are not right. Even a direct link to a file won't work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

Creating a password-protected area shall take only several clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites in a cloud hosting account with our company. You will not have to do anything complicated - you'll have to select a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it has to be protected, and then to type the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. If a number of people need their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to create numerous 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 will always know where this option is active. If you want to turn off the protection function for any folder, you can disable it from the very same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Securing any folder with a password shall be quite simple if you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that is integrated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will enable you to select the specific folder that you want to secure with a few clicks and all you will need to type will be the username and the password that will be used to access it afterwards. You'll not encounter any problems even if you haven't had a hosting account before, because you don't need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to switch on the function. If you repeat the same basic steps, you'll be able to create different usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so many people will be able to access a particular folder with their own login details. You'll be able to see the protected folders conveniently either in the very same section of the Control Panel or within the File Manager section where you'll detect them by their little padlock icons.