A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can observe its content. This option can be used for the main folder of a particular website or just for a certain subfolder based on your requirements. As an illustration, when you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it prior to it being ready, you might want to prohibit the access to it altogether, while if you would like only some people to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the website could be seen by everybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor types in are not right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area shall take no more than a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites within a hosting account with us. You'll not need to do anything complicated - you'll have to choose a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it has to be secured, and then to type in the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there will not be a problem to make a number of different usernames with access to the very same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this option is enabled. If you'd like to turn off the protection 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 Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to shield any content which you have uploaded via our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it's a part of, so you shall not have to write any code at any time. You will simply need to choose one of the domains/subdomains you have in the website hosting account and to determine which folder must be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You may then type in the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you will be ready. The protection will be turned on straightaway, so anyone who attempts to access the recently secured folder will have to input the right login information. In cases where various people should be able to open precisely the same content, you could make a separate username for each one.