A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people may look at its content. This feature could be used for the primary folder of a particular Internet site or just for a specific subfolder based on the needs you have. For instance, when you are developing a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you might want to prohibit the access to it as a whole, and if you need only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the rest of the Internet site may be seen by anybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor enters are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area shall take merely a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites within a shared web hosting account with our company. You shall not need to do anything complicated - you'll need to select a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be protected, and then to type in 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 will not be a problem to make several different usernames with access to the very same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will always know where this function is active. If you'd like to deactivate the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the exact same section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Securing any folder with a password will be really easy if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that's incorporated into the Hepsia CP, will allow you to pick the particular folder that you want to protect with a few mouse clicks and all you'll have to enter will be the username and the password which will be used to access it subsequently. You'll not experience any problems even if you haven't had a web hosting account before, since you do not need any previous knowledge or coding skills to enable the function. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you will be able to set up numerous usernames for the very same password-protected area, so numerous individuals will be able to access a certain folder with their own login details. You will be able to see the secured folders conveniently either in the very same section of the Control Panel or in the File Manager section where you'll identify them by their small padlock icons.