A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals could observe its content. This feature may be used for the primary folder of a given Internet site or exclusively for a particular subfolder in accordance with your preferences. For example, when you are developing a new website and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you might want to limit the access to it as a whole, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the website can be seen by anybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor enters are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

Creating a password-protected area will take no more than a couple of clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites inside a cloud hosting account with our company. You shall not have to do anything difficult - you'll need to select a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it must be protected, and then to type in the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to create several different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will always know where this function is enabled. If you want to turn off the security function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will take a few mouse clicks to activate the password protection function for any folder which you have, if you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting. We have an extremely practical tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people with zero experience. It is an element of the Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage your new account and once you log in and visit the Password Protection section, you'll be able to pick the domain or subdomain that needs to be secured and then the specific folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see two boxes where you will have to type the login name and the password that will be required to access the folder in question and you will be all set. By following the exact same steps, you will be able to create a variety of login credentials for the exact same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All protected folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.