A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people could view its content. This function may be used for the main folder of a particular site or only for a specific subfolder based on your needs. For instance, when you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you should prohibit the access to it completely, and if you want only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the rest of the site may be seen by everybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor inputs are not correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

Creating a password-protected area will take just a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites within a website hosting account with our company. You'll not have to do anything challenging - you will need to pick a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it must be secured, and then to type the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. In case a number of people need their own login details, there shall not be a problem to create a variety of different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will always know where this option is activated. If you want to turn off the protection feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the exact same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will take a few clicks to turn on the password protection function for any folder that you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages. We have an extremely handy tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with zero experience. It is part of the Hepsia CP, that you will get to manage your new account and once you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you'll be able to select the domain or subdomain which should be secured and then the specific folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see 2 boxes where you shall have to type in the login name and the password that will be required to access the folder in question and you'll be good to go. By following precisely the same steps, you can set up a variety of login credentials for the very same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.