A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals can observe its content. This option could be used for the primary folder of a given website or just for a particular subfolder depending on the needs you have. As an illustration, when you are developing a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being ready, you need to prohibit the access to it completely, whereas if you would like only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the Internet site may be seen by anybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor inputs aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

Creating a password-protected area will take merely a couple of clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites inside a cloud hosting account with us. You will not need to do anything challenging - you will need to select a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it has to be secured, and then to input the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. When a number of people require their own login credentials, there will not be a problem to set up a number of different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will always know where this function is enabled. If you wish to deactivate the security feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the exact same section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you shall be able to protect any content you have uploaded via our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it is a part of, so you'll not need to type in any code at any time. You'll simply need to choose one of the domains/subdomains which you have in the web hosting account and to select which folder must be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You may then type the username and the password, that will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be all set. The protection shall be enabled straightaway, so anybody who tries to access the newly protected folder shall have to input the correct login details. If various individuals should be able to access precisely the same content, you can create a separate username for each of them.