A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals could look at its content. This feature can be used for the main folder of a given Internet site or only for a particular subfolder in accordance with your preferences. As an example, when you are building a new website and you don't want people to see it prior to it being ready, you have to limit the access to it as a whole, and if you need only some people to be able to access particular files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the Internet site may be seen by anybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting

With the password protection tool that is included with each and every shared website hosting package that we provide, you'll be able to protect any content that you have inside your account with only a few clicks. Since the tool is a component of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel, it has exactly the same uncomplicated interface and you'll not need any special skills to use it. As soon as you go to the Password Protection section, you will need to pick one of the domains or subdomains you have inside the account and then choose whether the protection should be activated for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then type the username and the password that you want and you will be all set. A little padlock symbol inside the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the exact same way you'll be able to include many usernames and passwords for the same folder if you would like several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will take a couple of mouse clicks to turn on the password protection feature for any folder which you have, if you use one of our semi-dedicated plans. We have an extremely handy tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people with no experience. It's a part of the Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage your new account and when you log in and visit the Password Protection section, you shall be able to pick the domain or subdomain which needs to be secured and then the particular folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see 2 boxes in which you shall have to type the login name and the password that'll be necessary to access the folder in question and you will be ready. By following the exact same steps, you will be able to set up a number of login credentials for the same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.