A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people could check out its content. This feature could be used for the primary folder of a certain Internet site or exclusively for a certain subfolder depending on your preferences. As an example, if you are developing a new website and you do not want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you might want to prohibit the access to it completely, while if you need only some people to be able to access certain files, you'll be able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site could be seen by everybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor inputs aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

When you use any of our cloud hosting packages, you'll be able to make password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have no experience with this sort of matters. We have integrated a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts, so you will be able to secure any folder within just a few seconds. You'll simply have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that should be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to enter the preferred username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question later on. Each protected folder will have a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will be able to see at a glance what content is protected and what's not. If required, you may create several different sets of login details for precisely the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you shall be able to shield any content you have uploaded through our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it is part of, so you will not need to type in any code at any time. You'll only need to select one of the domains/subdomains which you have in the hosting account and to pick which folder should be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You may then type the username and the password, which will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be good to go. The protection will be turned on at once, so anyone who tries to access the newly secured folder shall have to type in the right login details. In cases where a number of individuals should be able to access the same content, you can create a separate username for each of them.