A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people can view its content. This feature may be used for the primary folder of a given Internet site or just for a particular subfolder depending on the needs you have. For instance, when you are creating a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you need to restrict the access to it altogether, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the Internet site could be seen by everybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

All of our Linux web hosting come with a very handy tool that'll enable you to shield any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with just two clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will simply have to visit the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that needs to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password that must be used so as to access the content in question. The function will be activated at once, so if you attempt to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to input the login credentials. You could set up or remove many usernames for the exact same folder, if necessary. When you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be shown with a tiny padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Protecting any folder with a password shall be very simple if you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that is incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will enable you to choose the exact folder which you want to secure with a couple of clicks and all you'll need to input will be the username and the password that'll be used to access it subsequently. You'll not experience any issues even if you have never had a web hosting account before, due to the fact that you do not need any previous knowledge or coding skills to switch on the feature. If you repeat the same basic steps, you shall be able to create different usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so a number of people shall be able to access a given folder with their own login details. You shall be able to see the secured folders very easily either in exactly the same section of the CP or in the File Manager section where you shall detect them by their small padlock icons.