A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people may view its content. This feature can be used for the main folder of a certain website or just for a specific subfolder depending on your preferences. For example, when you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you need to limit the access to it entirely, while if you want only some people to be able to access particular files, you may password-protect only a certain folder, while the rest of the Internet site can be seen by everyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor types in are not correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting

If you use any of our cloud web hosting products, you shall be able to make password-protected areas easily even if you have no experience with such matters. We have included an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts, so you will be able to shield any folder within merely seconds. You will only have to select a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder that must be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type the username and password which will be used to access the folder in question in the future. Any protected folder will have a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see instantly what content is secured and what is not. If required, you can create a number of sets of login credentials for the exact same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will require just a few clicks to turn on the password protection function for any folder that you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated packages. We have an extremely handy tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people without any experience. It is included in the Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to manage your new account and once you log in and visit the Password Protection section, you will be able to select the domain or subdomain that should be secured and then the specific folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see two boxes in which you shall have to enter the login name and the password that'll be required to access the folder in question and you shall be all set. By following the very same steps, you will be able to set up many different login credentials for the very same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All secured folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.