A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals can check out its content. This function can be used for the main folder of a specific site or just for a certain subfolder in accordance with your needs. As an example, if you are developing a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you should limit the access to it entirely, and if you would like only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the rest of the website may be seen by everybody. In any case, 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 shall not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

When you use any of our web hosting packages, you shall be able to make password-protected areas with ease even if you have zero experience with this kind of matters. We have incorporated a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with all accounts, so you shall be able to protect any folder within just seconds. You will have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder that has to be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to enter the username and password which will be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Each and every protected folder shall have padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see at a glance what content is protected and what's not. If necessary, you can make several different sets of login credentials for the exact same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to shield any content that you've uploaded through our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it is part of, so you'll not have to write any code at any time. You'll only have to select one of the domains/subdomains that you have inside the hosting account and to choose which folder has to 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 will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you'll be all set. The protection will be enabled at once, so anyone who tries to access the recently secured folder shall have to input the accurate login information. In case several individuals must be able to open the exact same content, you can create a separate username for each of them.