A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals could view its content. This function could be used for the primary folder of a particular Internet site or only for a certain subfolder in accordance with your requirements. As an example, when you are building a new website and you do not want people to see it before it's ready, you should restrict the access to it as a whole, and if you need only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you may password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the site may be seen by everybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor types in aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

If you use any of our cloud hosting packages, you can create password-protected areas with ease even if you have no experience with this type of matters. We have included a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, supplied with all accounts, so you will be able to shield any folder within a matter of seconds. You will only have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that has to be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to input the desired username and password that will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Each secured folder will have a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see easily what content is secured and what's not. If required, you could make a number of different sets of login credentials for the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you shall be able to protect any content that you have uploaded using our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it's a part of, so you'll not have to write any code at any time. You will only have to select one of the domains/subdomains which you have inside the hosting account and to pick which folder must be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. Then you can type in the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be all set. The protection will be turned on instantly, so anyone that attempts to access the freshly protected folder will have to input the right login information. When a number of people have to be able to open the exact same content, you could make a separate username for each one.