A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals may check out its content. This option can be used for the main folder of a specific site or only for a specific subfolder depending on the needs you have. As an illustration, when you are building a new site and you do not want people to see it before it is ready, you might want to restrict the access to it entirely, while if you want only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the Internet site could be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

All of our Linux web hosting include an incredibly convenient tool which will permit you to protect any folder in your account from unauthorized access with just two clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia hosting CP, you will simply have to go to the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which should be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to input the username and the password which should be used to access the content in question. The function shall be active straightaway, so if you make an effort to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to enter the login information. You may create or remove a number of usernames for the same folder, if required. If you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be indicated by a compact padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Securing any folder with a password will be really easy if you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that's incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will allow you to select the exact folder you'd like to protect with a few mouse clicks and all you'll need to type will be the username and the password which will be used to access it afterwards. You won't encounter any troubles even if you have not had a web hosting account before, because you don't need any previous knowledge or coding skills to switch on the function. If you repeat the same basic steps, you'll be able to create numerous usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so a number of people will be able to access a given folder with their own login details. You'll be able to see the protected folders instantly either in the same section of the Control Panel or within the File Manager section where you shall identify them by their tiny padlock icons.