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 people can see its content. This option may be used for the main folder of a certain site or just for a specific subfolder in accordance with your preferences. As an illustration, if you are developing a new website and you don't want people to see it before it's ready, you have to prohibit the access to it as a whole, while if you need only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site could be seen by everyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor types in aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting

All our Linux cloud website hosting include an incredibly convenient tool that'll allow you to secure any folder in your account from unauthorized access with only 2 mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia hosting CP, you'll simply have to go to the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that needs to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to input the username and the password which must be used to access the content in question. The feature shall be activated right away, so if you try to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to enter the login info. You may set up or remove numerous usernames for the exact same folder, if needed. When you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be indicated by a little padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to set up password protection for any content which you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We've added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel through which you will be able to switch on the function with a number of clicks and without any problems, even if you are not very tech-savvy. You'll only need to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder which has to be protected (the primary folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection shall take effect instantly, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL inside your web browser, you'll have to type the newly created login details before you can proceed. Additionally, you will be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of individuals, so you will not have to share the same login details with anybody. Any password-protected folder will have a compact padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this type of folders with ease.