A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals may observe its content. This function could be used for the primary folder of a certain website or just for a certain subfolder based upon your preferences. For instance, when you are building a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you need to limit the access to it entirely, whereas if you would like only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the website can be seen by everybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

If you use any of our cloud hosting packages, you can set up password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have no experience with this type of matters. We've integrated an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts, so you will be able to secure any folder within a matter of seconds. You'll simply have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder which has to be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type the username and password that will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Any secured folder shall have padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to see at a glance what content is secured and what's not. If required, you can create a number of sets of login details for the exact same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to protect any content you have uploaded by using our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it's a part of, so you'll not have to enter any code at any time. You will only need to choose one of the domains/subdomains which you have inside the website hosting account and to pick which folder has to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You can then enter the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be good to go. The protection will be enabled immediately, so anybody who tries to access the freshly secured folder shall have to type in the accurate login information. If several individuals have to be able to open exactly the same content, you could set up a separate username for each of them.