A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals may view its content. This function may be used for the primary folder of a given website or only for a specific subfolder based on the needs you have. For example, if you are building a new website and you don't want people to see it before it's completely ready, you may want to prohibit the access to it completely, and if you want only some people to be able to access particular files, you can password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site may be seen by anybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor inputs are not correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area shall take merely a few clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites inside a web hosting account with us. You won't need to do anything complicated - you'll have to choose a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it has to be protected, and then to enter the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. If a number of people require their own login credentials, there will not be a problem to make a variety of different usernames with access to the same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this option is activated. If you would like to deactivate the protection function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to secure any content that you've uploaded via our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it's part of, so you'll not need to write any code at any time. You'll only need to pick one of the domains/subdomains you have in the hosting account and to choose which folder needs to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You can then type in the username and the password, which will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you'll be good to go. The protection will be enabled immediately, so anybody who tries to access the recently protected folder shall have to enter the right login details. In case various people must be able to open the exact same content, you can create a separate username for each.