A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals may view its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a particular Internet site or only for a certain subfolder based on the needs you have. As an example, when you are developing a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you need to prohibit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you want only some people to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the website may be seen by everyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

All of our Linux cloud hosting packages feature an exceptionally convenient tool which will allow you to secure any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with just 2 mouse clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia website hosting CP, you will only have to go to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that needs to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type in the username and the password which have to be used to access the content in question. The feature shall be active immediately, so in case you attempt to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to enter the login details. You may create or remove multiple usernames for the exact same folder, if needed. If you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be shown with a compact padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will take just a few mouse clicks to enable the password protection feature for any folder you have, when you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated packages. We have an incredibly practical tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with zero experience. It is an element of the Hepsia CP, that you will get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and navigate to the Password Protection section, you'll be able to pick the domain or subdomain that should be protected and then the particular folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see 2 boxes where you shall have to input the login name and the password which will be required to access the folder in question and you'll be all set. By following the exact same steps, you can create a variety of login credentials for the very same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.