A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people may see its content. This feature can be used for the primary folder of a specific Internet site or just for a specific subfolder depending on the needs you have. As an illustration, if you are building a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you have to limit the access to it as a whole, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the website could be seen by anybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area shall take no more than a few mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your Internet sites in a shared web hosting account with our company. You will not have to do anything complicated - you will need to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it has to be protected, and then to input the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals need their own login details, there won't be a problem to set up numerous different usernames with access to the same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this function is activated. If you wish to deactivate the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the same exact section of the CP where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Protecting any folder with a password shall be really easy if you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that's integrated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will permit you to choose the specific folder you'd like to protect with a few clicks and all you'll have to input shall be the username and the password that will be used to access it later on. You'll not experience any difficulties even if you have not had a hosting account before, since you don't need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to switch on the function. If you repeat the same simple steps, you shall be able to create different usernames for the very same password-protected area, so many people shall be able to access a given folder with their own login details. You will be able to see the secured folders very easily either in precisely the same section of the Control Panel or inside the File Manager section where you'll detect them by their little padlock icons.