A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people can see its content. This function can be used for the main folder of a certain site or exclusively for a specific subfolder in accordance with the needs you have. For example, when you are developing a new website and you do not want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you should restrict the access to it as a whole, whereas if you need only some people to be able to access certain files, you are able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the site could be seen by anyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor enters are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

Creating a password-protected area shall take merely several mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites in a shared hosting account with us. You will not need to do anything challenging - you'll have to select a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it has to be protected, and then to enter the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. If a number of people need their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to set up a number of different usernames with access to the very same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will always know where this function is active. If you wish to disable the protection function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the exact same section of the CP where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Protecting any folder with a password shall be quite simple if you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that's incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will permit you to pick the particular folder you'd like to protect with a couple of mouse clicks and all you will need to type will be the username and the password which will be used to access it later. You'll not experience any problems even if you have never had a website hosting account before, since you don't need any previous knowledge or programming skills to switch on the feature. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you will be able to set up various usernames for the very same password-protected area, so lots of people shall be able to access a given folder with their own login credentials. You will be able to see the protected folders instantly either in the same section of the CP or within the File Manager section where you'll recognize them by their small padlock icons.