A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals could view its content. This feature could be used for the primary folder of a given Internet site or just for a specific subfolder based upon your requirements. As an example, when you are creating a new site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you may want to limit the access to it completely, while if you would like only some people to be able to access certain files, you are able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the website may be seen by everybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor types in aren't right. Even a direct link to a file won't work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting

With the password protection tool supplied with each and every shared website hosting package that we provide, you'll be able to protect any content which you have in your account with just a few mouse clicks. Because the tool is part of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, it has exactly the same simple interface and you'll not require any special skills to use it. As soon as you go to the Password Protection section, you'll need to select one of the domains or subdomains that you have in the account and then choose if the protection should be active for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then type the username and the password that you'd like and you'll be all set to go. A small padlock symbol within the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the same way you'll be able to add several usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will take a few clicks to turn on the password protection feature for any folder that you have, in case you use one of our semi-dedicated servers. We have an incredibly helpful tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people without any experience. It's included in the Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and visit the Password Protection section, you'll be able to choose the domain or subdomain that needs to be secured and then the particular folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see 2 boxes where you will have to type the login name and the password which will be necessary to access the folder in question and you'll be all set to go. By following precisely the same steps, you are able to set up several different login credentials for the exact same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.