A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people can look at its content. This feature may be used for the main folder of a given Internet site or exclusively for a specific subfolder based upon your requirements. For example, when you are building a new website and you do not want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you have to restrict the access to it completely, while if you want only some people to be able to access specific files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the site may be seen by anybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor inputs aren't right. Even a direct link to a file will not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

All of our Linux web hosting come with an exceptionally handy tool which will permit you to secure any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with only two mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you will simply have to visit the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which has to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password that must be used so as to access the content in question. The function shall be activated immediately, so in case you try to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to input the login information. You can create or remove multiple usernames for the exact same folder, if needed. If you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be indicated by a small padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Securing any folder with a password will be easy if you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that is incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will permit you to select the particular folder that you want to secure with a few mouse clicks and all you will have to enter shall be the username and the password which will be used to access it later on. You will not encounter any issues even if you haven't had a website hosting account before, due to the fact that you do not need any previous knowledge or coding skills to switch on the feature. If you repeat the same simple steps, you'll be able to set up numerous usernames for the very same password-protected area, so many people will be able to access a given folder with their own login credentials. You will be able to see the secured folders conveniently either in exactly the same section of the CP or inside the File Manager section where you'll recognize them by their little padlock icons.