A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals could look at its content. This function may be used for the primary folder of a given website or just for a specific subfolder based upon the needs you have. As an illustration, when you are developing a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it's completely ready, you may want to prohibit the access to it completely, and if you need only some people to be able to access particular files, you are able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the website can be seen by everyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor types in are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

With the password protection tool provided with each website hosting package which we provide, you shall be able to protect any content which you have inside your account with just a few clicks. Since the tool is an element of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, it provides exactly the same uncomplicated interface and you shall not require any special skills to use it. When you navigate to the Password Protection section, you will have to choose one of the domains or subdomains that you have inside the account and then choose whether the protection should be switched on for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then enter the username and the password that you would like and you will be ready. A tiny padlock icon in the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the same way you shall be able to add multiple usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to shield any content that you've uploaded via our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it's a part of, so you'll not need to enter any code at any time. You will only need to pick one of the domains/subdomains which you have inside the website hosting account and to choose which folder should be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. Then you can type the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you will be all set. The protection will be enabled immediately, so anyone that tries to access the freshly secured folder shall have to enter the correct login info. In case a number of people should be able to access the same content, you could set up a separate username for each.