A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals may check out its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a given Internet site or exclusively for a certain subfolder in accordance with your preferences. As an illustration, if you are building a new website and you don't want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you need to restrict the access to it entirely, while if you want only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you could password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the site can be seen by everybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters are not correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

All of our website hosting include a very convenient tool that'll permit you to shield any folder within your account from unauthorized access with just two mouse clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you'll simply have to visit the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which has to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password that must be used in order to access the content in question. The function will be active straightaway, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to type in the login info. You can set up or remove numerous usernames for the very same folder, when necessary. When you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be indicated by a small padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will require a couple of clicks to activate the password protection function for any folder you have, if you use one of our semi-dedicated servers. We have an incredibly effective tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without experience. It's a part of the Hepsia CP, which you will get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and check out the Password Protection section, you shall be able to choose the domain or subdomain that should be protected and then the specific folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see 2 boxes in which you shall have to input the login name and the password which will be needed to access the folder in question and you will be all set. By following the exact same steps, you are able to create a variety of login credentials for the very same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All protected folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.