A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals may see its content. This option can be used for the main folder of a particular Internet site or just for a certain subfolder based on your needs. As an example, if you are building a new website and you don't want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you might want to restrict the access to it completely, whereas if you would like only some people to be able to access specific files, you could password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site can be seen by everyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor inputs are not correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take no more than a few clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites within a cloud web hosting account with our company. You shall not have to do anything challenging - you'll have to choose a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it must be secured, and then to type in the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals require their own login details, there will not be a problem to set up a variety of different usernames with access to the very same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this feature is enabled. If you would like to disable the security feature 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

You will be able to create password protection for any content that you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We've integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel using which you shall be able to switch on the feature with a number of clicks and without any complications, even if you are not very tech-savvy. You'll only need to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder which needs to be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection will take effect instantaneously, so if you try to open the password-protected URL in your browser, you'll have to type in the newly created login credentials in order to proceed. You'll also 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 details with anyone. Each password-protected folder shall have a small padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize such folders easily.