A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals may look at its content. This function can be used for the primary folder of a given website or exclusively for a specific subfolder based upon your preferences. For instance, if you are developing a new site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you should prohibit the access to it completely, and if you need only some people to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the site could be seen by anyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor inputs aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take merely a few mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your Internet sites within a hosting account with our company. You will not need to do anything complex - you will have to select a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be protected, and then to type in the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals need their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to create several different usernames with access to the same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this option is active. If you'd like to disable the security function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the exact same section of the CP where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will take several clicks to enable the password protection feature for any folder that you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated packages. We have an incredibly handy tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without any experience. It's part of the Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage your new account and once you log in and navigate to the Password Protection section, you'll be able to pick the domain or subdomain which should be protected and then the specific folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see two boxes where you shall have to input the login name and the password that'll be necessary to access the folder in question and you will be all set. By following the exact same steps, you will be able to create a number of login credentials for the exact same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All secured folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.