A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can see its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a certain Internet site or exclusively for a specific subfolder in accordance with the needs you have. For example, if you are creating a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you might want to prohibit the access to it altogether, and if you need only some people to be able to access certain files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the site could be seen by anybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor inputs aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting

If you use any of our cloud website hosting plans, you'll be able to set up password-protected areas with ease even if you have zero experience with such matters. We've incorporated an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you shall be able to shield any folder within just seconds. You'll simply have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which must be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to input the preferred username and password which will be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Every protected folder will have a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see instantly what content is protected and what is not. If needed, you could make several different sets of login credentials for precisely the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to protect any content that you've uploaded by using our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it is a part of, so you'll not have to enter any code at any time. You will simply need to select one of the domains/subdomains which you have in the web hosting account and to pick which folder has to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. Then you can input the username and the password, that will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be good to go. The protection shall be turned on straightaway, so anybody who tries to access the newly protected folder shall have to type in the right login details. When a number of individuals should be able to access the exact same content, you could set up a separate username for each one.