A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people could view its content. This function can be used for the main folder of a given site or just for a specific subfolder based on the needs you have. For example, if you are creating a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's completely ready, you may want to prohibit the access to it altogether, and if you would like only some people to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the website may be seen by anybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor types in are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

All of our Linux cloud hosting plans include an exceptionally convenient tool that'll permit you to protect any folder in your account from unauthorized access with just two mouse clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you'll simply have to go to the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which has to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password that have to be used in order to access the content in question. The feature will be activated at once, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to type in the login information. You may set up or remove numerous usernames for the same folder, if required. When you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be marked with a small padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You shall be able to set up password protection for any content which you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We've added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel through which you will be able to switch on the feature with a few mouse clicks and without any problems, even if you're not quite tech-savvy. You will simply need to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder that has to be protected (the primary folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection will take effect right away, so if you make an effort to open the password-protected URL within your web browser, you will have to type in the newly created login details before you can proceed. Additionally, you will be able to give different usernames for the very same folder to a number of people, so you'll not need to share the same login credentials with anybody. Any password-protected folder shall have a small padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this type of folders effortlessly.