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 people could look at its content. This function may be used for the main folder of a given website or exclusively for a particular subfolder in accordance with your requirements. For instance, if you are creating a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being ready, you need to prohibit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the website can be seen by anybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor types in aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

With the password protection tool that comes with every single shared hosting plan that we provide, you will be able to secure any content which you have inside your account with merely a few mouse clicks. Due to the fact that the tool is a component of our ground breaking Hepsia Control Panel, it has the exact same uncomplicated interface and you will not need any special skills to use it. Once you go to the Password Protection section, you'll have to select one of the domains or subdomains which you have within the account and then decide if the protection should be turned on for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then input the username and the password that you would like and you shall be all set. A tiny padlock icon inside the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the same exact way you shall be able to add numerous usernames and passwords for the same folder if you'd like several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to protect any content you have uploaded using our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it's a part of, so you will not have to type in any code at any time. You will simply need to choose one of the domains/subdomains that you have in the web hosting account and to choose which folder should be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You can then enter the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be ready. The protection shall be activated straightaway, so anyone that tries to access the freshly secured folder shall have to enter the accurate login information. In case a number of people have to be able to access exactly the same content, you could make a separate username for each.