A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people may look at its content. This option may be used for the main folder of a given website or exclusively for a particular subfolder depending on your requirements. For example, if you are creating a new site and you don't want people to see it before it's completely ready, you have to prohibit the access to it completely, and if you want only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the rest of the website could be seen by anyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor enters aren't right. Even a direct link to a file will not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

All of our Linux web hosting come with an exceptionally useful tool that will permit you to protect any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with just two mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia hosting CP, you'll just have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that has to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to input the username and the password which must be used so as to access the content in question. The feature will be active instantly, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to input the login details. You could create or remove a number of usernames for the very same folder, if required. When you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be marked with a little padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Securing any folder with a password will be quite simple if you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that is built into the Hepsia Control Panel, will enable you to pick the specific folder you'd like to secure with a couple of clicks and all you'll have to type in shall be the username and the password which will be used to access it later on. You will not experience any problems even if you have never had a website hosting account before, due to the fact that you do not need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to enable the function. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you shall be able to set up various usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so a number of people will be able to access a given folder with their own login details. You will be able to see the protected folders very easily either in the same section of the CP or within the File Manager section where you'll identify them by their small padlock icons.