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 people may look at its content. This feature may be used for the main folder of a specific website or exclusively for a certain subfolder in accordance with the needs you have. As an example, when you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it before it's ready, you have to restrict the access to it as a whole, whereas if you want only some people to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the site may be seen by anybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

With the password protection tool that is included with every single shared hosting package deal which we provide, you'll be able to shield any content which you have inside your account with merely a few clicks. Due to the fact that the tool is an element of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel, it provides the exact same simple interface and you will not need any special skills to use it. When you go to the Password Protection section, you'll need to choose one of the domains or subdomains that you have in the account and then decide if the protection should be activated for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then type the username and the password that you'd like and you will be set. A small padlock symbol inside the File Manager section will tell you that a specific folder is password-protected. In the exact same way you'll be able to add many 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 few mouse clicks to turn on the password protection function for any folder that you have, if you use one of our semi-dedicated plans. We have an extremely practical tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people without experience. It's a part of the Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage your new account and once you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you shall be able to select the domain or subdomain which needs to 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 have to input the login name and the password that will be necessary to access the folder in question and you shall be all set to go. By following precisely the same steps, you are able to create many different login credentials for the very same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.