A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can look at its content. This option could be used for the main folder of a certain Internet site or exclusively for a certain subfolder based on your needs. As an example, when you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it's ready, you might want to prohibit the access to it entirely, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site can be seen by everybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor inputs are not correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Hosting

When you use any of our hosting solutions, you will be able to create password-protected areas with ease even if you have no experience with this sort of matters. We've incorporated a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts, so you will be able to secure any folder within just seconds. You will simply have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that has to be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to input the username and password that will be used to access the folder in question later on. Any protected folder shall have padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see immediately what content is secured and what's not. If needed, you could make a number of sets of login details for precisely the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to protect any content which you have uploaded by using our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it is part of, so you shall not need to write any code at any time. You will simply have to select one of the domains/subdomains you have in the website hosting account and to determine which folder should be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. Then you can input the username and the password, which will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you will be good to go. The protection will be enabled immediately, so anyone that tries to access the recently protected folder will have to input the accurate login info. In case several people must be able to access exactly the same content, you could set up a separate username for each one.