A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people could check out its content. This option could be used for the primary folder of a specific Internet site or only for a specific subfolder depending on your needs. As an example, when you are creating a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you might want to prohibit the access to it altogether, and if you want only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you are able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the website can be seen by anyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor types in aren't right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

All our web hosting packages include an exceptionally handy tool that will permit you to shield any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with simply 2 clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will simply have to go to the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that should be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password which should be used so as to access the content in question. The feature will be active at once, so in case you try to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to enter the login details. You could set up or remove numerous usernames for the very same folder, if needed. If you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be indicated by a tiny padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you shall be able to secure any content that you have uploaded by using our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it's a part of, so you'll not have to input any code at any time. You will simply need to choose one of the domains/subdomains that you have inside the web hosting account and to select which folder should be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. Then you can type in the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be ready. The protection shall be activated at once, so anybody who tries to access the freshly protected folder will have to enter the correct login details. In cases where various individuals must be able to open exactly the same content, you could set up a separate username for each one.