A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people could view its content. This option could be used for the primary folder of a certain Internet site or exclusively for a particular subfolder depending on your preferences. As an illustration, when you are developing a new site and you do not want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you might want to limit the access to it entirely, and if you need only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the site can be seen by anybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor types in aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

When you use any of our web hosting plans, you'll be able to make password-protected areas without difficulty even if you have zero experience with such matters. We have built in an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with all accounts, so you'll be able to secure any folder within a matter of seconds. You will have to select a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder which should be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type in the preferred username and password that will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Every protected folder shall have padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see instantly what content is secured and what is not. If required, you may create a number of sets of login details for the exact same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall be able to shield any content that you have uploaded via our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it's a part of, so you'll not need to input any code at any time. You'll only have to choose one of the domains/subdomains that you have inside the web hosting account and to choose which folder should be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. Then you can enter the username and the password, that will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you will be all set. The protection shall be activated right away, so anybody who tries to access the recently secured folder shall have to enter the right login details. If several people have to be able to access precisely the same content, you could make a separate username for each one.