A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can view its content. This option could be used for the main folder of a particular website or just for a certain subfolder in accordance with your needs. For example, when you are building a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you should limit the access to it altogether, while if you need only some people to be able to access certain files, you'll be able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the website could be seen by anyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor types in are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area shall take only a few mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites inside a web hosting account with us. You will not have to do anything complex - you will need to pick a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be secured, and then to type the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there will not be a problem to set up several different usernames with access to the same exact 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 wish to deactivate the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the same exact section of the CP in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will require several mouse clicks to turn on the password protection feature for any folder that you have, in case you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting service. We have an incredibly handy tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without experience. It is part of the Hepsia CP, that you will 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 needs to be protected and then the particular folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see two boxes in which you will have to type the login name and the password that'll be necessary to access the folder in question and you will be ready. By following the very same steps, you are able to create several different login credentials for the same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.