A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people can view its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a specific Internet site or just for a particular subfolder in accordance with your requirements. For instance, if you are building a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being ready, you should prohibit the access to it as a whole, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you'll be able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the website could be seen by everybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor types in are not right. Even a direct link to a file will not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

All of our website hosting include an incredibly convenient tool that will permit you to shield any folder within your account from unauthorized access with just two mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia website hosting CP, you'll simply have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which needs to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password which have to be used in order to access the content in question. The function will be activated straightaway, so if you make an effort to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to input the login info. You can create or remove multiple usernames for the same folder, if necessary. When you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be indicated by a little padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to secure any content that you've uploaded through our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it is a part of, so you shall not need to input any code at any time. You will simply have to choose one of the domains/subdomains that you have in the web hosting account and to choose which folder has to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. Then you can input the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be all set. The protection will be turned on straightaway, so anyone that tries to access the freshly protected folder shall have to enter the right login details. When several individuals have to be able to open exactly the same content, you could make a separate username for each.