A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people can look at its content. This option could be used for the main folder of a given site or only for a certain subfolder based on the needs you have. For instance, if you are developing a new site and you do not want people to see it before it is ready, you need to limit the access to it completely, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the site could be seen by everyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting

Creating a password-protected area will take just several mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your Internet sites in a shared website hosting account with our company. You won't need to do anything difficult - you'll need to select a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it should be protected, and then to type in the login name and password which 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 create a variety of different usernames with access to the same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will always know where this function is active. If you want to deactivate the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the exact same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Protecting any folder with a password will be really easy if you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that's built into the Hepsia Control Panel, will enable you to pick the particular folder you would like to secure with a couple of mouse clicks and all you'll have to type in will be the username and the password that will be used to access it later. You'll not encounter any troubles even if you have never had a website hosting account before, since you do not need any previous knowledge or programming skills to activate 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 lots of people shall be able to access a certain folder with their own login credentials. You'll be able to see the protected folders very easily either in the same section of the Control Panel or within the File Manager section where you will recognize them by their tiny padlock icons.