A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals could look at its content. This function can be used for the main folder of a specific site or exclusively for a specific subfolder in accordance with your needs. As an example, if you are developing a new site and you don't want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you may want to prohibit the access to it completely, whereas if you need only some people to be able to access certain files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the Internet site could be seen by anyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor types in are not accurate. 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 Website Hosting

With the password protection tool that is included with every single cloud website hosting plan which we provide, you'll be able to protect any content that you have in your account with merely a few clicks. Since the tool is a component of our innovative Hepsia CP, it offers exactly the same uncomplicated interface and you shall not require any special skills to use it. Once you navigate to the Password Protection section, you'll have to select one of the domains or subdomains you have inside the account and then decide whether the protection should be active for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then type in the username and the password that you'd like and you'll be all set to go. A little padlock symbol inside the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the same exact way you will be able to include numerous usernames and passwords for the same folder if you would like several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will take just a few mouse clicks to enable the password protection function for any folder you have, in case you use one of our semi-dedicated services. We have a very handy tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people without any experience. It's included in the Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and visit the Password Protection section, you'll be able to choose the domain or subdomain that needs to be secured and then the specific folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see 2 boxes where you will have to input the login name and the password that'll be necessary to access the folder in question and you shall be ready. By following the exact same steps, you can create a number of login credentials for the very same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.