A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people can observe its content. This option could be used for the main folder of a given site or only for a specific subfolder depending on your preferences. As an example, when you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it before it's ready, you might want to restrict the access to it entirely, and if you need only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the website can be seen by anyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor enters are not right. Even a direct link to a file will not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting

Creating a password-protected area will take just several mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites within a cloud web hosting account with our company. You won't have to do anything complicated - you'll have to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be secured, and then to enter the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. In case a number of people need their own login details, there won't be a problem to create a number of different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this feature is enabled. If you would like to deactivate the security feature for any folder, you can disable it from the same exact section of the CP where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to set up password protection for any content that you have within your semi-dedicated server account. We have included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel using which you will be able to activate the feature with a number of clicks and without any complications, even if you are not really tech-savvy. You'll only have to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder that must be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection shall take effect at once, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL in your web browser, you'll need to type in the newly created login details before you proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of people, so you'll not need to share the same login details with anyone. Any password-protected folder shall have a small padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this kind of folders effortlessly.