A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people can check out its content. This option can be used for the main folder of a particular website or just for a specific subfolder based upon the needs you have. As an example, when you are building a new site 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 individuals to be able to access specific files, you could password-protect only a certain folder, while the rest of the site may be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor types in are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

All of our web hosting include a really handy tool which will allow you to secure any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with only two clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you'll just have to go to the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which should be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password which have to be used to access the content in question. The function shall be active right away, so if you make an effort to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to enter the login info. You can create or remove a number of usernames for the exact same folder, when necessary. If you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be indicated by a small padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Protecting any folder with a password will be quite simple if you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that is built into the Hepsia Control Panel, will permit you to pick the particular folder that you want to secure with a few clicks and all you will have to enter will be the username and the password which will be used to access it subsequently. You won't encounter any troubles even if you haven't had a web hosting account before, considering that you do not need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to switch on the function. If you repeat the same simple steps, you'll be able to create many usernames for the very same password-protected area, so a number of people will be able to access a given folder with their own login details. You'll be able to see the secured folders easily either in the exact same section of the CP or in the File Manager section where you will detect them by their small padlock icons.