A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals could view its content. This option can be used for the primary folder of a specific Internet site or only for a certain subfolder in accordance with your preferences. As an illustration, if you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you might want to limit the access to it entirely, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the Internet site may be seen by everyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

All our Linux website hosting service include an incredibly handy tool that'll allow you to protect any folder in your account from unauthorized access with simply two mouse clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you'll just have to go to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which has to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password which have to be used in order to access the content in question. The function will be active straightaway, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to input the login info. You may set up or remove multiple usernames for the exact same folder, if required. If you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be shown with a tiny padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to set up password protection for any content that you have within your semi-dedicated server account. We've included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel through which you will be able to switch on the function with a few mouse clicks and with no problems, even if you are not quite tech-savvy. You'll simply need to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder which needs to be secured (the main folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection will take effect immediately, so if you make an effort to open the password-protected URL inside your browser, you will need to input the newly created login details before you can proceed. Additionally, you'll be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of individuals, so you'll not have to share the same login details with anyone. Any password-protected folder shall have a compact padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize such folders in no time.