A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people may check out its content. This function could be used for the primary folder of a specific website or exclusively for a particular subfolder based upon your needs. As an example, if you are creating a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you have to prohibit the access to it completely, while if you need only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the site may be seen by anybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when 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 Shared Website Hosting

Creating a password-protected area shall take just several clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites within a shared website hosting account with us. You will not have to do anything complicated - you'll need to select a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it has to be secured, and then to type in the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals need their own login details, there shall not be a problem to make numerous different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this feature is enabled. If you wish to turn off the protection feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Protecting any folder with a password shall be quite simple if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that is integrated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will allow you to choose the specific folder which you want to secure with a couple of mouse clicks and all you'll need to enter will be the username and the password which will be used to access it later. You will not experience any problems even if you have not had a hosting account before, due to the fact that you do not need any previous knowledge or programming skills to enable the feature. If you repeat the same simple steps, you'll be able to create many usernames for the same password-protected area, so a number of people will be able to access a certain folder with their own login credentials. You will be able to see the secured folders conveniently either in the same section of the Control Panel or inside the File Manager section where you'll recognize them by their tiny padlock icons.