A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals may see its content. This feature could be used for the primary folder of a given site or only for a particular subfolder based on your preferences. As an example, if you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it before it is ready, you may want to limit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the Internet site could be seen by anyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters are not correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting

Creating a password-protected area shall take merely a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites in a shared website hosting account with our company. You won't have to do anything challenging - you'll have to pick a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it should be protected, and then to enter the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. In case a number of people need their own login details, there will not be a problem to set up numerous different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this feature is active. If you want to turn off the security function for any folder, you can disable it from the very same section of the CP where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to protect any content that you've uploaded by using our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it's a part of, so you shall not have to enter any code at any time. You will only need to choose one of the domains/subdomains you have inside the web hosting account and to choose which folder needs to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. After that you can input the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be ready. The protection shall be switched on straightaway, so anyone that tries to access the newly secured folder shall have to input the accurate login info. In cases where various people have to be able to open the exact same content, you can create a separate username for each one.