A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people could check out its content. This function may be used for the primary folder of a particular Internet site or exclusively for a particular subfolder in accordance with the needs you have. As an illustration, if you are developing a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you may want to restrict the access to it entirely, while if you need only some people to be able to access particular files, you could password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the site can be seen by anybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor enters 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 Shared Website Hosting

With the password protection tool that is included with each shared website hosting package deal that we provide, you'll be able to secure any content that you have inside your account with just a few mouse clicks. As the tool is part of our innovative Hepsia CP, it provides the exact same simple interface and you will not require any special skills to use it. Once you go to the Password Protection section, you'll have to pick one of the domains or subdomains that you have within the account and then choose if the protection should be turned on for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then type the username and the password that you would like and you will be ready. A small padlock icon in the File Manager section will tell you that a specific folder is password-protected. In the exact same way you shall be able to add several usernames and passwords for the same folder if you would like several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will take a couple of clicks to enable the password protection feature for any folder which you have, in case you use one of our semi-dedicated plans. We have a very helpful tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people without any experience. It's part of the Hepsia CP, which you will get to manage your new account as soon as you log in and check out the Password Protection section, you shall be able to choose the domain or subdomain which needs to be secured and then the particular folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see two boxes in which you shall have to type the login name and the password that will be needed to access the folder in question and you shall be all set. By following the very same steps, you will be able to create a variety of login credentials for the same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.