A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people could view its content. This option could be used for the primary folder of a given site or exclusively for a certain subfolder depending on your requirements. As an illustration, when you are creating a new site and you do not want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you should prohibit the access to it completely, whereas if you would like only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the site may be seen by anyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area shall take merely a couple of clicks and a few seconds when you host your Internet sites in a shared website hosting account with us. You will not need to do anything challenging - you'll have to choose a domain/subdomain, to select 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 individuals require their own login details, there won't be a problem to set up a number of different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will always know where this option is active. If you'd like to turn off the protection function for any folder, you can disable it from the same exact section of the CP in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will require a couple of mouse clicks to enable the password protection feature for any folder you have, when you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers. We have an incredibly practical tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people without any experience. It's an element of the Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to manage your new account and when you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you shall be able to choose the domain or subdomain that should be protected and then the specific folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see 2 boxes in which you will have to enter the login name and the password which will be required to access the folder in question and you'll be good to go. By following exactly the same steps, you can set up many different login credentials for the same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All secured folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.