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 observe its content. This function could be used for the primary folder of a given Internet site or only for a specific subfolder based upon your preferences. For example, if you are building a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you should restrict the access to it entirely, and if you would like only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you can password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the Internet site may be seen by anybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor inputs are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

If you use any of our cloud hosting plans, you will be able to set up password-protected areas without difficulty even if you have no experience with this kind of matters. We have integrated an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all accounts, so you shall be able to secure any folder within merely seconds. You will only have to select a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder that has to be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to enter the preferred username and password which will be used to access the folder in question later on. Every protected folder will have a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see immediately what content is secured and what is not. If necessary, you can make a number of sets of login credentials for precisely the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to secure any content you have uploaded via our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it is part of, so you will not have to enter any code at any time. You will simply need to select one of the domains/subdomains that you have inside the hosting account and to select which folder should be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. After that you can type in the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be ready. The protection shall be switched on right away, so anyone who attempts to access the recently secured folder shall have to enter the correct login info. If several people have to be able to access precisely the same content, you could set up a separate username for each one.