A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people could view its content. This function can be used for the main folder of a given Internet site or just for a certain subfolder depending on your needs. For instance, when you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it's ready, you have to prohibit the access to it completely, while if you want only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you are able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the site could be seen by anybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor types in 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 Website Hosting

Creating a password-protected area shall take only a few clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites inside a website hosting account with us. You won't have to do anything complicated - you'll have to select a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be protected, and then to input the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. In case a number of people need their own login credentials, there will not be a problem to set up numerous different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this function is enabled. If you'd like 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 Servers

Protecting any folder with a password shall be very easy if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, which is incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will enable you to pick the particular folder which you want to secure with a few mouse clicks and all you'll have to enter shall be the username and the password that'll be used to access it later on. You'll not encounter any problems even if you haven't had a website hosting account before, since you do not need any previous knowledge or programming skills to activate the feature. If you repeat the same simple steps, you'll be able to set up various usernames for the very same password-protected area, so lots of people shall be able to access a particular folder with their own login credentials. You shall be able to see the secured folders instantly either in the same section of the CP or inside the File Manager section where you shall detect them by their tiny padlock icons.