A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals can view its content. This feature could be used for the main folder of a particular Internet site or exclusively for a specific subfolder based upon the needs you have. As an example, when you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you might want to restrict the access to it completely, while if you need only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the site may be seen by anybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor types in aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

All of our cloud service include an incredibly convenient tool that will enable you to protect any folder within your account from unauthorized access with simply two mouse clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you'll only have to visit the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which needs to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password which should be used to access the content in question. The feature shall be activated right away, so if you make an effort to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to type in the login credentials. You may create or remove a number of usernames for the exact same folder, if necessary. If you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be shown with a small padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to protect 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's a part of, so you'll not have to input any code at any time. You'll simply need to choose one of the domains/subdomains that you have inside the web hosting account and to choose which folder must be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You can then type in the username and the password, that will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you'll be ready. The protection shall be switched on straightaway, so anybody who tries to access the recently protected folder will have to type in the correct login info. When a number of individuals should be able to open precisely the same content, you could make a separate username for each of them.