A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people could see its content. This function can be used for the main folder of a specific website or exclusively for a particular subfolder in accordance with your requirements. As an illustration, if you are building a new site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you should restrict the access to it entirely, while if you need only some people to be able to access certain files, you may password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the website could be seen by anyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor enters are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take no more than a few mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites inside a hosting account with us. You'll not have to do anything complicated - you'll have to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be secured, and then to type the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals need their own login credentials, there will not be a problem to set up numerous different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this function is enabled. If you want to turn off the protection function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the very same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall be able to shield any content that you have uploaded via our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it's part of, so you'll not have to input any code at any time. You will only have to pick one of the domains/subdomains you have in 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 input the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you will be good to go. The protection shall be turned on at once, so anybody who attempts to access the recently secured folder shall have to input the correct login details. If various individuals should be able to open the exact same content, you could make a separate username for each one.