A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals can view its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a particular Internet site or only for a specific subfolder in accordance with the needs you have. For example, if you are developing a new website and you do not want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you should prohibit the access to it completely, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the Internet site could be seen by anybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters aren't right. Even a direct link to a file won't work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area shall take just a couple of clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites within a cloud website hosting account with our company. You shall not need to do anything challenging - you will need to choose a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it must be secured, and then to input the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals require their own login details, there will not be a problem to set up several different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this feature is enabled. If you want to turn off the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the exact same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will take several clicks to enable the password protection feature for any folder you have, if you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting. We have an extremely helpful tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people without any experience. It's included in the Hepsia Control Panel, that you will get to manage your new account and when you log in and check out the Password Protection section, you will be able to choose the domain or subdomain that should be protected and then the particular folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see 2 boxes in which you will have to type the login name and the password which will be necessary to access the folder in question and you will be all set to go. By following precisely the same steps, you can set up several different login credentials for the very same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.