A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can view its content. This function could be used for the primary folder of a particular website or only for a particular subfolder depending on your preferences. For example, when you are building a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it is completely ready, you may want to prohibit the access to it entirely, and if you need only some people to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the website can be seen by anybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor types in aren't right. Even a direct link to a file won't work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

With the password protection tool provided with every website hosting package deal which we provide, you will be able to shield any content which you have in your account with only a few mouse clicks. Since the tool is an element of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, it provides the same simple interface and you'll not need any special skills to use it. When you visit the Password Protection section, you will have to choose one of the domains or subdomains that you have within the account and then decide whether the protection should be turned on for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then type in the username and the password that you'd like and you shall be all set. A small padlock symbol in the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the same way you will be able to include a number of usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will take a few clicks to enable the password protection function for any folder you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. We have an extremely practical tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without any experience. It's included in the Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you will be able to choose the domain or subdomain which should be protected and then the specific folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see 2 boxes in which you will have to type the login name and the password that'll be needed to access the folder in question and you shall be good to go. By following precisely the same steps, you will be able to set up several different login credentials for the exact same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.