A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can check out its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a particular Internet site or exclusively for a particular subfolder depending on your requirements. For example, when you are building a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is completely ready, you need to prohibit the access to it altogether, while if you need only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you'll be able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the Internet site can be seen by anyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor inputs aren't right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting

With the password protection tool provided with every single shared website hosting plan that we offer, you shall be able to protect any content that you have within your account with simply a few clicks. As the tool is part of our ground breaking Hepsia CP, it has exactly the same simple interface and you shall not need any special skills to use it. Once you check out the Password Protection section, you will have to select one of the domains or subdomains that you have in the account and then decide whether the protection should be active for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then input the username and the password that you would like and you'll be all set. A small padlock symbol inside the File Manager section will tell you that a specific folder is password-protected. In the exact same way you'll be able to include many 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 Servers

It will require a few mouse clicks to enable the password protection feature for any folder that you have, if you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans. We have an exceptionally effective tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people with no experience. It's an element of the Hepsia Control Panel, that you will get to manage your new account and once you log in and navigate to the Password Protection section, you will be able to pick the domain or subdomain which needs to be protected and then the particular folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see 2 boxes where you will have to enter the login name and the password that'll be needed to access the folder in question and you shall be all set. By following the exact same steps, you are able to set up many different login credentials for the very same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All secured folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.