A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals could check out its content. This feature may be used for the primary folder of a specific Internet site or exclusively for a certain subfolder depending on the needs you have. For instance, when you are building a new site and you don't want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you may want to restrict the access to it completely, and if you want only some people to be able to access particular files, you may password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the website can be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor types in are not right. Even a direct link to a file won't work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Hosting

When you use any of our hosting packages, you'll be able to set up password-protected areas with ease even if you have no experience with such matters. We've incorporated a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you shall be able to shield any folder within a matter of seconds. You will have to select a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder that has to be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to enter the username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Any protected folder will have a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to see immediately what content is protected and what is not. If needed, you can create a number of different sets of login details for exactly the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will require several mouse clicks to activate the password protection feature for any folder you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers. We have an exceptionally practical tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people without experience. It is an element of the Hepsia CP, that you will get to manage your new account as soon as you log in and visit the Password Protection section, you'll be able to choose the domain or subdomain which needs to be protected and then the exact folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see two boxes where you will need to input the login name and the password that'll be required to access the folder in question and you will be ready. By following exactly the same steps, you will be able to create a number of login credentials for the same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All secured folders will feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.