A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals can see its content. This function may be used for the main folder of a given site or only for a particular subfolder based upon your requirements. As an illustration, if you are building a new site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being ready, you might want to prohibit the access to it altogether, whereas if you need only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you are able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the Internet site can be seen by everyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor enters aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting

Creating a password-protected area will take just several clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites in a cloud web hosting account with us. You shall not need to do anything complicated - you'll have to pick a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be secured, and then to enter the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. If a number of people need their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to set up a variety of different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this function is enabled. If you would like to deactivate the security function for any folder, you can disable it from the very same section of the CP in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Protecting any folder with a password shall be really easy if you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that is integrated into the Hepsia CP, will enable you to select the exact folder you'd like to protect with a few mouse clicks and all you will have to type in shall be the username and the password that'll be used to access it later on. You won't encounter any troubles even if you haven't had a website hosting account before, since you don't need any previous knowledge or coding skills to activate the function. If you repeat the same simple steps, you'll be able to create numerous usernames for the same password-protected area, so numerous individuals will be able to access a particular folder with their own login credentials. You will be able to see the secured folders very easily either in precisely the same section of the Control Panel or in the File Manager section where you shall recognize them by their small padlock icons.