A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals can observe its content. This function can be used for the primary folder of a certain Internet site or only for a particular subfolder in accordance with your needs. As an illustration, if you are developing a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you have to limit the access to it altogether, whereas if you would like only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you are able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the rest of the site could be seen by anyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall 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 so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

All of our Linux shared hosting feature a very convenient tool which will permit you to shield any folder within your account from unauthorized access with simply two mouse clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you'll only have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that has to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password that must be used in order to access the content in question. The feature will be active at once, so if you attempt to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to type in the login info. You can create or remove numerous usernames for the exact same folder, if needed. If you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be marked with a little padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you shall be able to protect any content that you have uploaded using 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 have to enter any code at any time. You will only need to pick one of the domains/subdomains you have in the website hosting account and to pick which folder should 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 shall be ready. The protection will be enabled instantly, so anyone who tries to access the recently secured folder shall have to input the accurate login info. In case several individuals must be able to open the same content, you can create a separate username for each one.