A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals can see its content. This feature may be used for the primary folder of a certain site or only for a specific subfolder based on the needs you have. As an example, when you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being ready, you should limit the access to it completely, and if you want only some people to be able to access particular files, you are able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the site may be seen by anyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters are not right. Even a direct link to a file won't work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

Creating a password-protected area will take only a couple of clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites within a shared web hosting account with us. You shall not have to do anything complex - you'll need to select a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be protected, and then to input the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to create numerous different usernames with access to the very same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this option is activated. If you would like to deactivate the security function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to shield any content you have uploaded by 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'll not have to enter any code at any time. You'll only have to select one of the domains/subdomains that you have in the website hosting account and to select 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 will be good to go. The protection will be activated immediately, so anybody who attempts to access the newly protected folder will have to input the right login information. When a number of individuals should be able to access the same content, you could make a separate username for each.