A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals may see its content. This feature can be used for the main folder of a particular website or exclusively for a particular subfolder based upon your needs. For example, when you are building a new website and you don't want people to see it before it's ready, you should restrict the access to it as a whole, while if you would like only some people to be able to access certain files, you are able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the Internet site could be seen by anybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor types in are not right. Even a direct link to a file won't work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take no more than several mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites inside a cloud web hosting account with us. You'll not have to do anything complex - you will need to choose a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it should be secured, and then to type the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to set up a variety of different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this function is activated. If you wish to deactivate the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the same exact section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to shield any content that you've uploaded using our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it is part of, so you'll not need to write any code at any time. You will only have to select one of the domains/subdomains that you have inside the hosting account and to select which folder has to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. After that you can input the username and the password, which will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you'll be ready. The protection will be activated instantly, so anyone who attempts to access the freshly protected folder shall have to input the right login info. In case a number of individuals should be able to access precisely the same content, you could make a separate username for each one.