A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people can see its content. This feature could be used for the primary folder of a certain website or just for a specific subfolder based upon your needs. For instance, when you are developing a new website and you don't want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you should prohibit the access to it altogether, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the site could be seen by anyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor enters are not right. Even a direct link to a file won't work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Hosting

Creating a password-protected area shall take no more than several mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites in a hosting account with our company. You won't need to do anything complex - you'll need to choose a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it has to be secured, and then to enter 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 won't be a problem to make a number of different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will always know where this feature is activated. If you wish to disable the security feature for any folder, you can disable it from the exact same section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Protecting any folder with a password will be very simple if you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, which is built into the Hepsia CP, will allow you to choose the particular folder that you want to secure with a couple of clicks and all you will have to enter will be the username and the password which will be used to access it later on. You'll not encounter any issues even if you have never had a hosting account before, considering that you do not need any previous knowledge or coding skills to switch on the function. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you'll be able to create numerous usernames for the same password-protected area, so numerous individuals shall be able to access a given folder with their own login credentials. You'll be able to see the protected folders at a glance either in exactly the same section of the Control Panel or in the File Manager section where you will identify them by their tiny padlock icons.