A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people may check out its content. This feature may be used for the primary folder of a given site or exclusively for a certain subfolder based on your requirements. As an illustration, when you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it is ready, you need to limit the access to it entirely, and if you would like only some people to be able to access certain files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the site may be seen by everyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor inputs aren't right. Even a direct link to a file will not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area shall take merely several clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites inside a cloud hosting account with us. You shall not need to do anything difficult - you'll need to select a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be secured, and then to input the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. In case a number of people need their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to set up numerous different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this option is active. If you want to deactivate the security feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Protecting any folder with a password shall be really easy if you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that's incorporated into the Hepsia CP, will allow you to pick the exact folder which you want to secure with a few clicks and all you will need to type shall be the username and the password which will be used to access it subsequently. You will not encounter any difficulties even if you have not had a web hosting account before, because you do not need any previous knowledge or programming skills to enable the feature. If you repeat the same basic steps, you shall be able to set up numerous usernames for the same password-protected area, so many people will be able to access a certain folder with their own login credentials. You'll be able to see the protected folders easily either in exactly the same section of the CP or within the File Manager section where you shall detect them by their little padlock icons.