A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people can check out its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a given Internet site or only for a certain subfolder based upon your needs. For example, when you are creating a new site and you don't want people to see it before it's completely ready, you need to prohibit the access to it entirely, while if you would like only some people to be able to access certain files, you may password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the site can be seen by anyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor enters aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting

With the password protection tool supplied with every single cloud website hosting plan which we offer, you will be able to shield any content which you have inside your account with just a few mouse clicks. Because the tool is a component of our innovative Hepsia CP, 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 will need to select one of the domains or subdomains you have within the account and then choose if the protection should be turned on for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then type in the username and the password that you would like and you shall be all set. A small padlock icon within the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the exact same way you shall be able to add multiple usernames and passwords for the same folder if you'd like several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you shall be able to secure any content which you have uploaded 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 which you have inside the website hosting account and to choose which folder must be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. Then you can enter the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you'll be all set. The protection will be enabled straightaway, so anybody who tries to access the recently secured folder shall have to enter the correct login info. In cases where a number of individuals should be able to access exactly the same content, you could set up a separate username for each one.