A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals may see its content. This feature can be used for the primary folder of a certain website or only for a particular subfolder in accordance with your preferences. For example, if you are developing a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's completely ready, you need to restrict the access to it as a whole, while if you want only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the site could be seen by everyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor types in aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting

With the password protection tool that comes with each cloud website hosting package that we offer, you will be able to shield any content which you have inside your account with merely a few clicks. As the tool is an element of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, it features exactly the same simple interface and you will not need any special skills to use it. When you navigate to the Password Protection section, you will need to select one of the domains or subdomains which you have inside the account and then choose whether the protection should be active for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then type in the username and the password you want and you'll be ready. A tiny padlock symbol in the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the same exact way you will be able to add multiple 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 Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to shield any content that you have uploaded through our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it is a part of, so you shall not have to input any code at any time. You'll only have to pick one of the domains/subdomains you have inside the hosting account and to determine which folder must be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. After that you can enter the username and the password, which will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be good to go. The protection shall be activated right away, so anybody who tries to access the newly protected folder shall have to input the accurate login details. If various individuals must be able to open exactly the same content, you could set up a separate username for each one.