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 individuals could look at its content. This function may be used for the main folder of a given Internet site or exclusively for a particular subfolder based on your requirements. For example, if you are developing a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you need to restrict the access to it completely, whereas if you would like only some people to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the website may be seen by everyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor types in are not right. Even a direct link to a file will not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

All of our Linux cloud hosting plans include an incredibly handy tool that'll permit you to protect any folder within your account from unauthorized access with only 2 mouse clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia hosting CP, you will just have to visit the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that has to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type in the username and the password which should be used to access the content in question. The function shall be activated right away, so if you attempt to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to type in the login information. You may set up or remove numerous usernames for the same folder, if necessary. If you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be marked with a little padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Securing any folder with a password will be quite simple if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, which is built into the Hepsia CP, will permit you to pick the specific folder you'd like to protect with a couple of clicks and all you will need to type shall be the username and the password that'll be used to access it later on. You'll not experience any problems even if you have never had a hosting account before, since you don't need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to switch on the feature. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you shall be able to create numerous usernames for the same password-protected area, so numerous individuals shall be able to access a given folder with their own login credentials. You'll be able to see the protected folders instantly either in the very same section of the Control Panel or inside the File Manager section where you shall identify them by their tiny padlock icons.