A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals could look at its content. This feature can be used for the main folder of a given Internet site or exclusively for a certain subfolder based on your preferences. For example, when you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you may want to limit the access to it as a whole, while if you need only some people to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the site can be seen by everybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor types in aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

All our website hosting come with an incredibly convenient tool that'll permit you to secure any folder within your account from unauthorized access with simply two clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you will simply have to visit the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that has to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password that should be used in order to access the content in question. The function will be activated immediately, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to type in the login info. You may create or remove many usernames for the very same folder, when necessary. When you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be shown with a compact padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you shall be able to shield any content which you have uploaded using our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it is a part of, so you will not need to input any code at any time. You will only need to select one of the domains/subdomains which you have in the web hosting account and to select which folder needs to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You can then enter the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you will be good to go. The protection will be turned on at once, so anyone that attempts to access the newly secured folder shall have to enter the correct login information. If a number of individuals must be able to open the exact same content, you can create a separate username for each.