A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people may observe its content. This function can be used for the main folder of a certain site or just for a specific subfolder based on your preferences. As an illustration, if you are creating a new site and you do not want people to see it before it's ready, you should limit the access to it altogether, and if you would like only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the Internet site can be seen by anyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if 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 Website Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take no more than a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites within a website hosting account with us. You shall not need to do anything complex - you'll have to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it has to be secured, and then to enter 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 create several different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this function is activated. If you'd like to disable the protection function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the very same section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Protecting any folder with a password will be very easy if you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that is built into the Hepsia Control Panel, will enable you to select the exact folder you would like to secure with a few clicks and all you will need to type in will be the username and the password that will be used to access it later on. You will not encounter any troubles even if you have never had a website hosting account before, due to the fact that you don't need any previous knowledge or programming skills to switch on the function. If you repeat the same basic steps, you shall be able to set up various usernames for the very same password-protected area, so many people will be able to access a given folder with their own login credentials. You'll be able to see the secured folders easily either in precisely the same section of the CP or within the File Manager section where you will detect them by their compact padlock icons.