A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals can look at its content. This option can be used for the primary folder of a certain website or just for a particular subfolder based on your requirements. As an example, if you are developing a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you have to prohibit the access to it altogether, and if you need only some people to be able to access certain files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the Internet site may be seen by anybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor types in are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting

With the password protection tool that comes with each and every cloud website hosting package that we provide, you will be able to secure any content that you have in your account with only a few clicks. As the tool is part of our ground breaking Hepsia CP, it has the same simple interface and you shall not need any special skills to use it. When you navigate to the Password Protection section, you will need to select one of the domains or subdomains you have within the account and then choose if the protection should be switched on for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then enter the username and the password you want and you will be set. A tiny padlock icon in the File Manager section will tell you that a specific folder is password-protected. In the same exact way you shall be able to add a number of usernames and passwords for the same folder if you'd like several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall be able to shield any content you have uploaded via our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it is a part of, so you shall not have to input any code at any time. You will simply have to select one of the domains/subdomains you have inside the hosting account and to pick which folder has to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You may then type in the username and the password, which will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you will be all set. The protection will be turned on immediately, so anyone that attempts to access the freshly protected folder will have to enter the correct login info. When several individuals have to be able to access exactly the same content, you can create a separate username for each.