A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people could observe its content. This function may be used for the primary folder of a given Internet site or exclusively for a specific subfolder based on the needs you have. As an illustration, when you are building a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's completely ready, you may want to restrict the access to it completely, whereas if you need only some people to be able to access certain files, you are able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the site could be seen by everybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor types in aren't right. Even a direct link to a file won't work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting

If you use any of our cloud web hosting packages, you can set up password-protected areas effortlessly even if you don't have any experience with this kind of matters. We have incorporated a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts, so you'll be able to protect any folder within a matter of seconds. You will only have to select a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that should be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type the username and password that will be used to access the folder in question later on. Each and every protected folder shall have padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will be able to see instantly what content is secured and what is not. If needed, you can create several different sets of login details for the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will require a few mouse clicks to turn on the password protection function for any folder that you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. We have an exceptionally helpful tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people without any experience. It's part of the Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage your new account and when you log in and visit the Password Protection section, you shall be able to pick the domain or subdomain which needs to be secured and then the exact folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see 2 boxes where you will need to input the login name and the password that'll be needed to access the folder in question and you shall be all set to go. By following exactly the same steps, you are able to set up many different login credentials for the very same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All protected folders will feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.