A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals could observe its content. This function may be used for the main folder of a particular Internet site or only for a particular subfolder in accordance with the needs you have. For example, if you are developing a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you should limit the access to it altogether, whereas if you need only some people to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the website may be seen by anybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor enters are not right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

With the password protection tool that is included with each and every shared hosting plan which we provide, you will be able to shield any content that you have inside your account with just a few clicks. Because the tool is a component of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, it provides the same simple interface and you will not need any special skills to use it. As soon as you check out the Password Protection section, you will have to choose one of the domains or subdomains you have inside the account and then decide if the protection should be turned on for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then type in the username and the password that you want and you will be set. A tiny padlock symbol inside the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the same exact way you will be able to add multiple usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will require just a few mouse clicks to enable the password protection feature for any folder you have, in case you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans. We have an extremely practical tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people without experience. It is an element of the Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage your new account as soon as you log in and check out the Password Protection section, you shall be able to pick the domain or subdomain which should be protected and then the particular folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see two boxes where you will need to type the login name and the password that will be required to access the folder in question and you will be all set to go. By following exactly the same steps, you can create several different login credentials for the exact same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All protected folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.