A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals may check out its content. This option can be used for the primary folder of a given website or only for a certain subfolder based on your needs. For instance, when you are building a new website and you do not want people to see it before it's completely ready, you have to restrict the access to it as a whole, and if you would like only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the site may be seen by anyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs are not right. Even a direct link to a file will not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting

All our cloud website hosting plans feature an incredibly convenient tool that'll enable you to secure any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with simply two mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia web hosting CP, you'll just have to go to the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that needs to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type in the username and the password which have to be used in order to access the content in question. The function shall be turned on straightaway, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to input the login credentials. You may set up or remove many usernames for the very same folder, if needed. If you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be indicated by a compact padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Protecting any folder with a password shall be quite simple if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, which is built into the Hepsia Control Panel, will enable you to select the exact folder you'd like to protect with a couple of clicks and all you will have to type in will be the username and the password which will be used to access it afterwards. You won't encounter any issues even if you have not had a website hosting account before, because you do not need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to switch on the feature. If you repeat the same simple steps, you'll be able to set up various usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so a number of people shall be able to access a given folder with their own login details. You'll be able to see the protected folders very easily either in exactly the same section of the Control Panel or inside the File Manager section where you'll recognize them by their compact padlock icons.