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 check out its content. This function may be used for the primary folder of a certain Internet site or exclusively for a specific subfolder depending on your needs. As an illustration, when you are creating a new site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you have to limit the access to it completely, whereas if you need only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site could be seen by everyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor types in aren't right. Even a direct link to a file will not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting

If you use any of our cloud web hosting packages, you shall be able to set up password-protected areas without difficulty even if you have no experience with this kind of matters. We've built in an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with all accounts, so you will be able to shield any folder within merely seconds. You'll only have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder which must be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to enter the username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question later on. Each and every protected folder will have a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see at a glance what content is secured and what is not. If needed, you can create a number of sets of login details for the exact same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will take several clicks to activate the password protection function for any folder which you have, if you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated services. We have an incredibly practical tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people with zero experience. It's a part of the Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage your new account and when you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you will be able to select the domain or subdomain which should be secured and then the particular folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see two boxes in which you shall have to type in the login name and the password which will be required to access the folder in question and you'll be all set to go. By following exactly the same steps, you are able to set up a variety of login credentials for the exact same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.