A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people could see its content. This function may be used for the primary folder of a given website or just for a particular subfolder depending on the needs you have. For example, if you are building a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you may want to prohibit the access to it altogether, whereas if you want only some people to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the site can be seen by anybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting

Creating a password-protected area shall take only several mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites in a shared website hosting account with our company. You shall not need to do anything complex - you'll have to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it must be secured, and then to type the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. In case a number of people require their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to set up several different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will always know where this option is enabled. If you would like to disable the protection function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the very same section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will require several mouse clicks to activate the password protection feature for any folder that you have, when you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans. We have a very handy tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with zero experience. It's part of the Hepsia Control Panel, that you will get to manage your new account as soon as you log in and navigate to the Password Protection section, you'll be able to select the domain or subdomain that needs to be protected and then the particular folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see 2 boxes in which you will have to input the login name and the password that will be needed to access the folder in question and you will be ready. By following the exact same steps, you are able to create a variety of login credentials for the very same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All secured folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.