A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people can look at its content. This function may be used for the primary folder of a specific website or only for a certain subfolder based upon your requirements. For instance, if you are building a new website and you don't want people to see it prior to it being ready, you should limit the access to it altogether, and if you want only some people to be able to access specific files, you could password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the Internet site could be seen by anybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor types in are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

All of our website hosting services include an exceptionally useful tool which will permit you to shield any folder in your account from unauthorized access with only 2 mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you will just have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which should be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type in the username and the password which have to be used to access the content in question. The function shall be turned on immediately, so in case you attempt to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to type in the login details. You may create or remove a number of usernames for the exact same folder, if necessary. If you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be shown with a small padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Securing any folder with a password will be quite simple if you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that is built into the Hepsia CP, will allow you to choose the particular folder you would like to secure with a couple of clicks and all you will have to type will be the username and the password that will be used to access it later. You won't encounter any difficulties even if you haven't had a hosting account before, because you do not need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to activate the function. If you repeat the same simple steps, you will be able to set up many usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so numerous individuals shall be able to access a particular folder with their own login credentials. You shall be able to see the protected folders instantly either in the very same section of the CP or in the File Manager section where you'll recognize them by their tiny padlock icons.