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 may see its content. This feature could be used for the primary folder of a given Internet site or only for a particular subfolder based upon your preferences. As an illustration, if you are building a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you might want to limit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you may password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the website can be seen by everybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs aren't right. 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

All of our cloud web hosting plans come with a really handy tool which will enable you to protect any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with only two mouse clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will only have to visit the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that has to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type in the username and the password which must be used to access the content in question. The function shall be turned on at once, so in case you attempt to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to enter the login credentials. You may set up or remove numerous usernames for the same folder, if needed. When you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be marked with a tiny 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's integrated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will enable you to select the specific folder that you want to secure with a couple of mouse clicks and all you will have to enter will be the username and the password that'll be used to access it later. You'll not encounter any troubles even if you have not had a web hosting account before, due to the fact that you don't need any previous knowledge or coding skills to enable the function. If you repeat the same basic steps, you shall be able to create numerous usernames for the same password-protected area, so numerous individuals shall be able to access a particular folder with their own login details. You will be able to see the protected folders at a glance either in precisely the same section of the Control Panel or within the File Manager section where you will detect them by their tiny padlock icons.