A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people could view its content. This function can be used for the main folder of a specific Internet site or only for a specific subfolder based on your preferences. As an example, when you are developing a new site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being ready, you need to restrict the access to it entirely, while if you need only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you are able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site may be seen by everyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor enters aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

With the password protection tool provided with every single shared hosting plan which we offer, you'll be able to shield any content which you have inside your account with merely a few clicks. Due to the fact that the tool is a component of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, it features the same uncomplicated interface and you will not require any special skills to use it. When you visit the Password Protection section, you'll need to select one of the domains or subdomains which you have within the account and then decide if the protection should be activated for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then type the username and the password you want and you will be all set. A small padlock icon within the File Manager section will tell you that a specific folder is password-protected. In the same way you shall be able to include several usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to secure any content that you've uploaded by using our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it is part of, so you shall not need to type in any code at any time. You will only have to choose one of the domains/subdomains you have in the website hosting account and to choose which folder needs to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. Then you can type the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you will be ready. The protection will be switched on immediately, so anybody who attempts to access the freshly protected folder will have to type in the right login information. In case a number of individuals have to be able to open the exact same content, you could set up a separate username for each.