A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals can check out its content. This feature can be used for the main folder of a particular site or only for a certain subfolder in accordance with your requirements. As an illustration, when you are developing a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you have to restrict the access to it altogether, whereas if you need only some people to be able to access specific files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the site can be seen by anybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor enters aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting
When you use any of our shared web hosting
solutions, you will be able to create password-protected areas with ease even if you have zero experience with this sort of matters. We have included an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts, so you'll be able to secure any folder within just seconds. You will have to select a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder which should be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type in the desired username and password which will be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Each protected folder shall have padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see instantly what content is secured and what's not. If required, you can make a number of sets of login credentials for exactly the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will take just a few clicks to enable the password protection function for any folder that you have, in case you use one of our semi-dedicated servers
. We have an incredibly handy tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with no experience. It's a part of the Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage your new account and once you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you will be able to pick the domain or subdomain that should be secured and then the exact folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see 2 boxes in which you will need to enter the login name and the password that will be necessary to access the folder in question and you will be all set to go. By following the very same steps, you are able to create many different login credentials for the same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.