A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people could check out its content. This function can be used for the primary folder of a given Internet site or just for a specific subfolder based upon your requirements. For instance, when you are developing a new site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you might want to prohibit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you are able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the site could be seen by anyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs are not right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting

If you use any of our cloud web hosting solutions, you will be able to set up password-protected areas with ease even if you have zero experience with this kind of matters. We have integrated a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts, so you will be able to shield any folder within just a few seconds. You'll only have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which should be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type the preferred username and password that will be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Any protected folder shall have padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to see immediately what content is protected and what is not. If required, you can make a number of different sets of login details for precisely the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You shall be able to create password protection for any content that you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We've integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel through which you shall be able to activate the feature with several mouse clicks and without any complications, even if you're not really tech-savvy. You will only have to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder which should be secured (the main folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection will take effect right away, so if you make an effort to open the password-protected URL within your web browser, you will have to type the newly created login credentials before you can proceed. Additionally, you will be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of people, so you will not have to share the same login credentials with everybody. Each password-protected folder shall have a compact padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this type of folders easily.