A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people could see its content. This function may be used for the primary folder of a given Internet site or exclusively for a certain subfolder based on your requirements. For example, when you are developing a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it is completely ready, you need to limit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you would like only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the site can be seen by anyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor inputs aren't right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

Creating a password-protected area shall take no more than several mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites within a web hosting account with us. You will not have to do anything challenging - you will have to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it must be secured, and then to input the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. When 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 very same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this function is active. If you want to disable the protection feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the CP in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to shield any content which you have uploaded by using our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it's a part of, so you will not need to enter any code at any time. You'll simply need to choose one of the domains/subdomains which you have inside the website hosting account and to select which folder should be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You may then type in the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you will be all set. The protection shall be activated straightaway, so anyone that tries to access the newly secured folder will have to input the accurate login info. If various individuals should be able to access exactly the same content, you can create a separate username for each of them.