A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people may view its content. This feature may be used for the main folder of a particular website or just for a particular subfolder in accordance with your preferences. For example, if you are developing a new site and you don't want people to see it before it's completely ready, you may want to restrict the access to it as a whole, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the Internet site could be seen by everyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor enters are not right. Even a direct link to a file won't work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

If you use any of our cloud hosting products, you shall be able to make password-protected areas without difficulty even if you have zero experience with such matters. We've incorporated an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts, so you'll be able to shield any folder within just seconds. You will only have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that must be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to input the preferred username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question at some point. Every secured folder shall have padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see instantly what content is secured and what is not. When necessary, you can create a number of different sets of login details for precisely the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Protecting any folder with a password shall be very 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 CP, will enable you to choose the particular folder you'd like to secure with a few mouse clicks and all you will need to input shall be the username and the password that will be used to access it afterwards. You won't experience any problems even if you have not had a hosting account before, because you do not need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to switch on the function. If you repeat the same simple steps, you will be able to set up many usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so numerous individuals shall be able to access a given folder with their own login details. You shall be able to see the protected folders instantly either in the exact same section of the Control Panel or in the File Manager section where you shall identify them by their compact padlock icons.