A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals could see its content. This option may be used for the main folder of a certain site or just for a certain subfolder depending on the needs you have. As an illustration, if you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you have to prohibit the access to it completely, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you are able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the Internet site could be seen by anybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor types in are not right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting

If you use any of our cloud website hosting plans, you will be able to set up password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have no experience with such matters. We've integrated a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts, so you'll be able to secure any folder within merely seconds. You will only have to select a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that has to be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to input the username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question in the future. Each protected folder will have a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to see instantly what content is secured and what's not. If necessary, you can make a number of sets of login details for the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Protecting any folder with a password will be really easy if you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that's built into the Hepsia CP, will permit you to select the particular folder that you want to protect with a couple of mouse clicks and all you will need to input shall be the username and the password which will be used to access it later on. You will not encounter any difficulties even if you have not had a hosting account before, due to the fact that you do not need any previous knowledge or programming skills to enable the function. If you repeat the same simple steps, you shall be able to set up numerous usernames for the very same password-protected area, so lots of people will be able to access a given folder with their own login credentials. You shall be able to see the protected folders conveniently either in the same section of the Control Panel or within the File Manager section where you will identify them by their tiny padlock icons.