A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals may observe its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a particular site or just for a particular subfolder based on your needs. As an illustration, when you are developing a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you have to limit the access to it entirely, while if you want only some people to be able to access particular files, you may password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the website could be seen by everyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor enters aren't right. Even a direct link to a file will not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

If you use any of our cloud hosting plans, you'll be able to set up password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have no experience with this kind of matters. We have incorporated an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you'll be able to protect any folder within just seconds. You will only have to select a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that should be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type the desired username and password that will be used to access the folder in question in the future. Each protected folder will have a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see at a glance what content is secured and what is not. If needed, you can make a number of sets of login details for precisely the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall be able to secure any content you have uploaded using our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it is part of, so you shall not need to write any code at any time. You will simply have to pick one of the domains/subdomains you have inside the hosting account and to select which folder needs to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You may then enter the username and the password, that will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be good to go. The protection will be switched on immediately, so anyone that attempts to access the recently secured folder will have to type in the correct login info. In case various individuals must be able to open the same content, you can create a separate username for each.