A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals may check out its content. This option may be used for the primary folder of a certain website or only for a certain subfolder in accordance with your needs. As an illustration, when you are developing a new site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you should limit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you would like only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the site can be seen by anybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor enters aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take just a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites in a shared hosting account with us. You will not have to do anything difficult - you will need to choose a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it should be secured, and then to enter the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. In case a number of people require their own login details, there will not be a problem to set up numerous different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this feature is enabled. If you'd like to deactivate the security feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the CP where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Securing any folder with a password shall be really easy if you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that is built into the Hepsia CP, will permit you to choose the particular folder you'd like to secure with a few mouse clicks and all you'll need to input shall be the username and the password which will be used to access it subsequently. You will not experience any complications even if you have never had a web hosting account before, due to the fact that you do not need any previous knowledge or programming skills to activate the function. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you will be able to set up many usernames for the very same password-protected area, so numerous individuals shall be able to access a certain folder with their own login details. You'll be able to see the protected folders instantly either in exactly the same section of the CP or in the File Manager section where you will identify them by their small padlock icons.