A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people can check out its content. This feature could be used for the primary folder of a particular website or just for a certain subfolder based on your needs. As an illustration, when you are building a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being ready, you might want to limit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you want only some people to be able to access particular files, you can password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the website could be seen by everybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs are not correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area shall take only several mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites inside a shared hosting account with our company. You will not need to do anything complex - you will have to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it must be protected, and then to type in the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to create a number of different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this feature is active. If you'd like to disable the protection function for any folder, you can disable it from the very same section of the CP where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Protecting any folder with a password will be really easy if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that is built into the Hepsia CP, will permit you to pick the specific folder that you want to secure with a few mouse clicks and all you will have to input will be the username and the password which will be used to access it later on. You'll not encounter any problems even if you haven't had a website hosting account before, considering that you don't need any previous knowledge or programming skills to switch on the feature. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you will be able to set up many usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so lots of people will be able to access a certain folder with their own login credentials. You'll be able to see the secured folders very easily either in the exact same section of the CP or inside the File Manager section where you'll identify them by their little padlock icons.