A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people could see its content. This function could be used for the primary folder of a given Internet site or just for a certain subfolder based upon your needs. As an illustration, if you are building a new website and you do not want people to see it before it is ready, you might want to restrict the access to it as a whole, and if you want only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the website can be seen by everyone. Regardless, 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 shall not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

Creating a password-protected area will take just several mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your Internet sites within a website hosting account with our company. You won't need to do anything difficult - you'll need to select a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be protected, and then to enter the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. When a number of people need their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to make numerous different usernames with access to the same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this function is active. If you want to deactivate the protection function for any folder, you can disable it from the same section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Securing any folder with a password shall be easy if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, which is built into the Hepsia Control Panel, will permit you to select the specific folder that you want to secure with a few clicks and all you will have to type will be the username and the password that'll be used to access it later. You will not encounter any troubles even if you have never had a hosting account before, since you do not need any previous knowledge or coding skills to enable the function. If you repeat the same simple steps, you'll be able to create numerous usernames for the very same password-protected area, so many people will be able to access a particular folder with their own login credentials. You will be able to see the protected folders conveniently either in the exact same section of the CP or within the File Manager section where you shall identify them by their small padlock icons.