A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people can look at its content. This option can be used for the main folder of a specific website or only for a particular subfolder based upon your preferences. For example, when you are creating a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you should restrict the access to it altogether, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you may password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the website can be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor enters are not correct. 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

With the password protection tool that comes with every single cloud web hosting package which we provide, you shall be able to secure any content that you have in your account with merely a few mouse clicks. As the tool is an element of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, it has exactly the same uncomplicated interface and you will not need any special skills to use it. Once you check out the Password Protection section, you will have to choose one of the domains or subdomains you have inside the account and then choose whether the protection should be active for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then type the username and the password that you want and you'll be ready. A small padlock icon inside the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the very same way you will be able to add several usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Protecting any folder with a password will be very easy if you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, which is integrated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will allow you to choose the exact folder that you want to protect with a couple of mouse clicks and all you'll have to type in will be the username and the password that will be used to access it later. You will not experience any problems even if you haven't had a website hosting account before, since you do not need any previous knowledge or programming skills to switch on the function. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you'll be able to set up many usernames for the same password-protected area, so lots of people shall be able to access a given folder with their own login credentials. You will be able to see the protected folders at a glance either in the exact same section of the Control Panel or inside the File Manager section where you shall identify them by their small padlock icons.