A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people can check out its content. This option can be used for the primary folder of a particular website or exclusively for a particular subfolder in accordance with your requirements. As an example, if you are developing a new site and you don't want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you should limit the access to it as a whole, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you can password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the site can be seen by everybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor types in 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 Cloud Website Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take just a couple of clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites within a cloud website hosting account with us. You will not need to do anything complicated - you'll need to select a domain/subdomain, to choose 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 will not be a problem to make numerous different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this feature is activated. If you would like to disable the protection feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the exact same section of the CP in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you shall be able to secure any content that you have uploaded using our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it is a part of, so you shall not need to input any code at any time. You will only need to pick one of the domains/subdomains that you have inside the hosting account and to determine which folder must be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You may then type the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be ready. The protection will be activated at once, so anyone that attempts to access the recently protected folder will have to type in the correct login details. In cases where a number of people must be able to access exactly the same content, you could make a separate username for each one.