A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals may observe its content. This function can be used for the primary folder of a particular website or only for a particular subfolder in accordance with your needs. As an illustration, if you are building a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you have to limit the access to it entirely, whereas if you need only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you'll be able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the website could be seen by everyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor enters are not right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

With the password protection tool supplied with every shared web hosting plan that we offer, you will be able to secure any content that you have inside your account with only a few clicks. Due to the fact that the tool is an element of our ground breaking Hepsia CP, it provides the exact same uncomplicated interface and you shall not require any special skills to use it. As soon as you visit the Password Protection section, you will have to choose one of the domains or subdomains you have inside the account and then choose if the protection should be active for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then type the username and the password that you'd like and you will be all set. A tiny padlock symbol in the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the very same way you shall be able to include numerous usernames and passwords for the same folder if you would like several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to set up password protection for any content which you have within your semi-dedicated server account. We have integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel using which you shall be able to switch on the function with several clicks and with no troubles, even if you are not really tech-savvy. You'll simply have to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder which needs to be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection will take effect at once, so if you try to open the password-protected URL inside your web browser, you'll need to type in the newly created login credentials 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 credentials with anybody. Any password-protected folder shall have a compact padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this sort of folders easily.