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 see its content. This function may be used for the main folder of a specific Internet site or only for a certain subfolder depending on your requirements. As an example, when you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you may want to restrict the access to it completely, and if you would like only some people to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the Internet site could be seen by everyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor types in aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

All of our Linux shared hosting packages feature an incredibly handy tool that'll enable you to secure any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with only two mouse clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia web hosting CP, you will just have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which has to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to input the username and the password which have to be used to access the content in question. The feature will be active right away, so if you attempt to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to enter the login information. You may set up or remove a number of usernames for the very same folder, if needed. When you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be indicated by a small padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Securing any folder with a password will be really easy if you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, which is built into the Hepsia CP, will permit you to pick the exact folder you would like to secure with a few mouse clicks and all you'll need to input shall be the username and the password which will be used to access it later on. You'll not experience any troubles even if you haven't had a web hosting account before, considering that you don't need any previous knowledge or programming skills to switch on the feature. If you repeat the same simple steps, you will be able to create numerous usernames for the same password-protected area, so a number of people will be able to access a particular folder with their own login details. You will be able to see the protected folders instantly either in precisely the same section of the CP or in the File Manager section where you will identify them by their compact padlock icons.