A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can see its content. This option can be used for the primary folder of a specific Internet site or only for a specific subfolder in accordance with the needs you have. As an illustration, if you are developing a new site and you do not want people to see it before it's completely ready, you should limit the access to it entirely, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site could be seen by everybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor enters aren't right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

Creating a password-protected area will take only a couple of clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites in a cloud hosting account with our company. You will not need to do anything difficult - you will need to select a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be protected, and then to input the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. If a number of people require their own login details, there won't be a problem to create a number of different usernames with access to the very same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this function is active. If you would like to disable the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the exact same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to shield any content that you have uploaded via our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it's a part of, so you'll not have to type in any code at any time. You'll simply need to choose one of the domains/subdomains that you have in the web hosting account and to choose which folder should be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. Then you can input the username and the password, that will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be ready. The protection will be turned on instantly, so anyone that attempts to access the freshly secured folder shall have to input the accurate login info. In case a number of people have to be able to open exactly the same content, you can create a separate username for each.