A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people can observe its content. This option can be used for the primary folder of a given site or just for a particular subfolder based on your requirements. For instance, when you are building a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it's completely ready, you might want to restrict the access to it altogether, and if you want only some people to be able to access certain files, you can password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site may be seen by anyone. In either case, 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 won't work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting

When you use any of our cloud website hosting solutions, you'll be able to create password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have zero experience with this type of matters. We have included a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts, so you'll be able to secure any folder within merely seconds. You'll simply have to select a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which should be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to enter the preferred username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Any secured folder shall have padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see immediately what content is protected and what's not. If necessary, you may create several different sets of login credentials for exactly the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to create password protection for any content that you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We have added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel where you will be able to switch on the function with a number of mouse clicks and with no difficulties, even if you are not quite tech-savvy. You will simply need to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder that needs to be protected (the primary folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection will take effect instantaneously, so if you make an effort to open the password-protected URL within your browser, you will have to type in the newly created login details before you proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of individuals, so you will not need to share the same login details with anyone. Any password-protected folder will have a compact padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this type of folders effortlessly.