A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals may see its content. This option could be used for the main folder of a given Internet site or exclusively for a particular subfolder based on your needs. As an example, when you are developing a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you may want to limit the access to it entirely, while if you would like only some people to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the site can be seen by everybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor enters 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 Website Hosting

All of our Linux cloud website hosting packages feature an exceptionally useful tool that'll allow you to shield any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with just 2 mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you will simply have to visit the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which should be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to input the username and the password that must be used to access the content in question. The function shall be activated instantly, so in case you try to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to input the login information. You could set up or remove numerous usernames for the same folder, if needed. If you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be marked with a tiny padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to create password protection for any content which you have within your semi-dedicated server account. We have added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel where you shall be able to switch on the function with a number of mouse clicks and without any problems, even if you are not very tech-savvy. You'll only need to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder which has to be protected (the main folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection shall take effect instantaneously, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL inside your browser, you'll need to input the newly created login details before you can proceed. Additionally, you will be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of people, so you'll not need to share the same login credentials with anyone. Any password-protected folder shall have a tiny padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize this sort of folders effortlessly.