A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people can look at its content. This feature could be used for the main folder of a certain website or only for a specific subfolder based on the needs you have. For instance, if you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it's completely ready, you might want to limit the access to it altogether, while if you need only some people to be able to access specific files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the Internet site may be seen by anybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor types in 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 Cloud Web Hosting

All our Linux cloud web hosting packages include an incredibly convenient tool which will allow you to protect any folder within your account from unauthorized access with simply two clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will only have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that needs to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password which must be used in order to access the content in question. The function shall be activated right away, so if you make an effort to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to type in the login info. You can set up or remove a number of usernames for the same folder, if required. When you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be shown with a small padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You shall be able to create password protection for any content you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We have added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel using which you shall be able to enable the feature with a few clicks and without any difficulties, even if you're not very tech-savvy. You will only have to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder that must be protected (the primary folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection shall take effect right away, so if you make an effort to open the password-protected URL within your Internet browser, you will have to input the newly created login credentials in order to proceed. Additionally, you'll be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of people, so you will not have to share the same login details with anybody. Any password-protected folder will have a tiny padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this kind of folders easily.