A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people can observe its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a particular site or just for a specific subfolder based upon the needs you have. As an example, if you are creating a new site and you do not want people to see it before it is completely ready, you should limit the access to it completely, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the site can be seen by everybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor types in aren't right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

With the password protection tool that comes with every single web hosting package that we offer, you shall be able to protect any content which you have within your account with just a few mouse clicks. Due to the fact that the tool is a component of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel, it provides the same uncomplicated interface and you shall not need any special skills to use it. When you navigate to the Password Protection section, you'll need to select one of the domains or subdomains that you have in the account and then decide if the protection should be turned on for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then input the username and the password that you would like and you shall be all set. A tiny padlock symbol inside the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the very same way you shall be able to include a number of usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will take a couple of mouse clicks to activate the password protection feature for any folder which you have, if you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated service. We have an extremely handy tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without any experience. It's an element of the Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage your new account and when you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you'll be able to pick the domain or subdomain which should be protected and then the specific folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see two boxes in which you will need to type in the login name and the password that'll be required to access the folder in question and you shall be all set to go. By following exactly the same steps, you will be able to set up a variety of login credentials for the very same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.