A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals may see its content. This feature may be used for the main folder of a particular site or only for a specific subfolder based upon your needs. As an example, if you are creating a new site and you do not want people to see it before it is completely ready, you need to limit the access to it altogether, and if you need only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you'll be able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the website could be seen by everybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when 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 Cloud Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take only a couple of clicks and a few seconds when you host your Internet sites within a cloud hosting account with our company. You won't need to do anything complicated - you will need to choose a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be protected, and then to type the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals require their own login details, there shall not be a problem to set up a variety of different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this feature is enabled. If you would like to deactivate the protection function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the CP in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will take just a few clicks to enable the password protection function for any folder you have, when you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans. We have an exceptionally handy tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people with no experience. It is part of the Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and check out the Password Protection section, you shall be able to select the domain or subdomain which should be secured and then the particular folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see two boxes where you will have to input the login name and the password that'll be needed to access the folder in question and you shall be ready. By following the exact same steps, you will be able to create a number of login credentials for the very same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.