A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals can look at its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a given Internet site or exclusively for a certain subfolder based upon the needs you have. For instance, when you are building a new site and you do not want people to see it before it's completely ready, you should limit the access to it as a whole, and if you would like only some people to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the Internet site could be seen by everybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor enters are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area shall take just several clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites inside a web hosting account with our company. You won't have to do anything difficult - you will have to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it has to be secured, and then to enter the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals need their own login details, there won't be a problem to set up several different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this option is enabled. If you'd like to deactivate the security function for any folder, you can disable 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 have integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel using which you shall be able to enable the function with several mouse clicks and without any problems, even if you are not quite tech-savvy. You'll simply have to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder which needs to be protected (the primary folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection will take effect immediately, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL within your browser, you will have to type the newly created login credentials before you proceed. Additionally, you'll be able to give different usernames for the very same folder to a number of individuals, so you'll not need to share the same login credentials with anybody. Each password-protected folder shall have a tiny padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this type of folders with ease.