A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people may observe its content. This feature could be used for the main folder of a specific Internet site or just for a specific subfolder depending on your needs. As an example, if you are creating a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's completely ready, you might want to limit the access to it altogether, while if you want only some people to be able to access certain files, you are able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the site may be seen by everyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor inputs are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting

With the password protection tool that is included with every cloud web hosting package that we provide, you shall be able to protect any content which you have in your account with just a few clicks. Since the tool is a component of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, it has exactly the same simple interface and you shall not require any special skills to use it. When you go to the Password Protection section, you will have to pick one of the domains or subdomains you have within the account and then decide whether the protection should be activated for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then type in the username and the password that you would like and you will be all set. A tiny padlock symbol in the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the exact same way you will be able to add multiple usernames and passwords for the same folder if you'd like several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Securing any folder with a password will be really easy if you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, which is incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will enable you to choose the particular folder which you want to secure with a couple of mouse clicks and all you'll have to type in shall be the username and the password that'll be used to access it afterwards. You'll not experience any complications even if you have never had a website hosting account before, because you do not need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to enable the feature. If you repeat the same basic steps, you'll be able to set up many usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so many people shall be able to access a certain folder with their own login credentials. You shall be able to see the protected folders at a glance either in the exact same section of the Control Panel or inside the File Manager section where you'll identify them by their tiny padlock icons.