A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people could see its content. This option could be used for the primary folder of a given Internet site or just for a certain subfolder based upon your needs. For instance, when you are building a new website and you do not want people to see it before it is completely ready, you need to limit the access to it altogether, and if you want only some people to be able to access certain files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the site can be seen by anyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor enters aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting

All of our Linux cloud website hosting packages include a really useful tool that'll enable you to secure any folder in your account from unauthorized access with just two mouse clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia website hosting CP, you will only have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which should be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type in the username and the password which should be used so as to access the content in question. The function shall be activated instantly, so if you attempt to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to type in the login information. You could set up or remove multiple usernames for the exact same folder, if necessary. When you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be shown with a tiny padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to set up password protection for any content that you have within your semi-dedicated server account. We have integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel through which you shall be able to switch on the function with a number of mouse clicks and without any problems, even if you're not very tech-savvy. You will simply have to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder that has to be secured (the main folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection shall take effect right away, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL inside your browser, you'll have to type the newly created login credentials before you proceed. Additionally, you'll be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of individuals, so you'll not need to share the same login credentials with everyone. Each password-protected folder will have a tiny padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize this kind of folders effortlessly.