A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people may see its content. This option could be used for the primary folder of a certain site or just for a certain subfolder based on your requirements. As an example, if you are creating a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you may want to limit the access to it entirely, and if you want only some people to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the website could be seen by anybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor enters are not right. Even a direct link to a file won't work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

With the password protection tool provided with every single cloud hosting package which we provide, you shall be able to protect any content which you have inside your account with just a few clicks. Since the tool is an element of our ground breaking Hepsia Control Panel, it has the exact same uncomplicated interface and you shall not require any special skills to use it. Once you navigate to the Password Protection section, you'll need to select one of the domains or subdomains that you have in the account and then decide if the protection should be turned on for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then type the username and the password that you would like and you shall be all set. A small padlock symbol inside the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the same exact way you shall be able to include a number of usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will require several mouse clicks to enable the password protection function for any folder that you have, when you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans. We have an incredibly helpful tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with no experience. It's part of the Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and navigate to the Password Protection section, you shall be able to choose the domain or subdomain that should be secured and then the specific folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see 2 boxes in which you shall have to input the login name and the password that will be required to access the folder in question and you'll be good to go. By following exactly the same steps, you are able to set up many different login credentials for the very same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders will feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.