A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals can see its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a given Internet site or just for a specific subfolder in accordance with the needs you have. As an example, when you are building a new website and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you should restrict the access to it entirely, and if you need only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you can password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site could be seen by everybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor types in are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take just a few mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your Internet sites within a cloud hosting account with us. You won't need to do anything complicated - you will have to pick a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it must be secured, and then to type the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals need their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to set up numerous different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will always know where this feature is enabled. If you'd like to turn off the security function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the exact same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will take a couple of mouse clicks to activate the password protection function for any folder which you have, when you use one of our semi-dedicated servers. We have an incredibly practical tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with zero experience. It is a part of the Hepsia Control Panel, that you will get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and visit the Password Protection section, you will be able to pick the domain or subdomain that should be secured and then the particular folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see two boxes where you will have to type in the login name and the password that will be necessary to access the folder in question and you shall be good to go. By following the very same steps, you are able to set up a number of login credentials for the same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All secured folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.