A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals could observe its content. This option could be used for the primary folder of a specific website or only for a particular subfolder based upon your preferences. As an example, if you are developing a new site and you don't want people to see it before it's ready, you might want to limit the access to it completely, and if you would like only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the website could be seen by everyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor enters are not right. Even a direct link to a file will not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

With the password protection tool that comes with each and every shared web hosting package deal that we offer, you shall be able to protect any content which you have inside your account with simply a few mouse clicks. Since the tool is part of our innovative Hepsia CP, it offers exactly the same simple interface and you shall not require any special skills to use it. Once you navigate to the Password Protection section, you will have to choose one of the domains or subdomains that you have in the account and then decide whether the protection should be switched on for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then type in the username and the password that you would like and you'll be all set. A small padlock symbol in the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the exact same way you'll be able to add a number of 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 take a couple of clicks to activate the password protection feature for any folder which you have, if you use one of our semi-dedicated servers. We have an extremely effective tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without any experience. It's a part of the Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage your new account and once you log in and navigate to the Password Protection section, you'll be able to pick the domain or subdomain that should be protected and then the exact folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see 2 boxes where you will have to enter the login name and the password that'll be required to access the folder in question and you'll be ready. By following the very same steps, you will be able to set up many different login credentials for the same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All secured folders will feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.