A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals could look at its content. This function can be used for the main folder of a certain website or just for a particular subfolder based upon the needs you have. As an example, if you are developing a new site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you may want to restrict the access to it completely, whereas if you need only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you can password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the website can be seen by everybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor enters are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

With the password protection tool provided with every single cloud hosting package that we provide, you'll be able to secure any content which you have within your account with just a few clicks. Due to the fact that the tool is an element of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel, it offers the exact same uncomplicated interface and you shall not require any special skills to use it. Once you go to the Password Protection section, you will need to choose one of the domains or subdomains which you have within the account and then decide whether the protection should be active for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then enter the username and the password that you'd like and you shall be set. A small padlock icon in the File Manager section will tell you that a specific folder is password-protected. In the very same way you shall be able to add many usernames and passwords for the same folder if you'd like several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to protect any content you have uploaded via our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it is part of, so you'll not have to enter any code at any time. You'll only need to select one of the domains/subdomains which you have in the hosting account and to determine which folder must be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. After that you can type the username and the password, which will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be good to go. The protection will be switched on straightaway, so anyone who attempts to access the recently secured folder shall have to input the correct login information. In case several people have to be able to access precisely the same content, you could make a separate username for each of them.