A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people can look at its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a given Internet site or just for a particular subfolder in accordance with your preferences. As an illustration, if you are developing a new website and you do not want people to see it before it is completely ready, you might want to limit the access to it entirely, and if you want only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a certain folder, while the rest of the website may be seen by anyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor types in are not 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 Shared Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take just a few mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites in a shared hosting account with our company. You shall not have to do anything complicated - you will need to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it must be protected, and then to type in the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. When a number of people need their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to make numerous different usernames with access to the same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this option is enabled. If you want to disable the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the same exact section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will take a couple of mouse clicks to turn on the password protection function for any folder which you have, if you use one of our semi-dedicated servers. We have an exceptionally handy tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with zero experience. It is part of the Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you'll be able to select the domain or subdomain which needs to be secured and then the specific folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see 2 boxes in which you will have to enter the login name and the password which will be needed to access the folder in question and you will be good to go. By following precisely the same steps, you will be able to set up many different login credentials for the very same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders will feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.