A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals could view its content. This function can be used for the primary folder of a specific Internet site or just for a specific subfolder depending on your preferences. For instance, if you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you have to prohibit the access to it altogether, whereas if you would like only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the Internet site may be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor types in aren't right. Even a direct link to a file won't work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

With the password protection tool supplied with each and every shared hosting package deal that we offer, you'll be able to secure any content which you have within your account with merely a few clicks. Because the tool is a component of our revolutionary Hepsia CP, it has exactly the same uncomplicated interface and you'll not require any special skills to use it. As soon as you go to the Password Protection section, you will need to choose one of the domains or subdomains that you have within the account and then choose whether the protection should be turned on for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then input the username and the password you want and you will be set. A tiny padlock icon in the File Manager section will tell you that a specific folder is password-protected. In the exact same way you will be able to include many 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 us, you will be able to secure any content you have uploaded using our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it is a part of, so you shall not have to enter any code at any time. You will only have to pick one of the domains/subdomains that you have inside the website hosting account and to choose which folder needs to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You may then input the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be good to go. The protection will be turned on at once, so anybody who attempts to access the recently protected folder will have to input the right login details. In case several individuals should be able to open precisely the same content, you could set up a separate username for each of them.