A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people may observe its content. This feature could be used for the primary folder of a given website or exclusively for a specific subfolder based on your preferences. As an example, when you are developing a new website and you don't want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you may want to limit the access to it altogether, while if you need only some people to be able to access particular files, you could password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the site could be seen by everybody. Anyway, 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 shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

Creating a password-protected area will take no more than several mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites inside a web hosting account with us. You won't have to do anything complicated - you will have to choose a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be secured, and then to input the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals require their own login details, 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 inside the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this option is active. If you wish to disable the protection function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same section of the CP in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Protecting any folder with a password shall be very simple if you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that's integrated into the Hepsia CP, will enable you to choose the particular folder which you want to secure with a couple of mouse clicks and all you will need to enter shall be the username and the password that will be used to access it later. You'll not encounter any issues even if you have never had a hosting account before, considering that you do not need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to enable the function. If you repeat the same simple steps, you'll be able to create many usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so a number of people will be able to access a certain folder with their own login details. You will be able to see the protected folders very easily either in the same section of the Control Panel or inside the File Manager section where you shall identify them by their tiny padlock icons.