A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people may observe its content. This function could be used for the primary folder of a certain site or only for a specific subfolder depending on the needs you have. For example, when you are developing a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's completely ready, you have to restrict the access to it as a whole, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the website could be seen by anybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

All our Linux cloud hosting include an exceptionally handy tool that will allow you to shield any folder in your account from unauthorized access with only two clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia web hosting CP, you'll just have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that should be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password which have to be used in order to access the content in question. The function shall be activated immediately, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to type in the login info. You can set up or remove numerous usernames for the very same folder, if necessary. When you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be marked with a compact padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to secure any content you have uploaded by using our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it's part of, so you'll not need to input any code at any time. You will only need to pick one of the domains/subdomains which you have inside the hosting account and to pick which folder must be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You can then type in the username and the password, that will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you will be all set. The protection will be enabled immediately, so anyone who attempts to access the newly protected folder will have to input the correct login details. In cases where a number of people should be able to open precisely the same content, you could make a separate username for each one.