A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can check out its content. This function can be used for the primary folder of a specific site or exclusively for a particular subfolder in accordance with the needs you have. As an illustration, when you are creating a new website and you don't want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you need to limit the access to it completely, whereas if you need only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the website could be seen by anybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor enters aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

All our Linux cloud hosting include a very handy tool which will permit you to secure any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with just two mouse clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia hosting CP, you will just have to visit the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which should be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password that must be used so as to access the content in question. The function shall be active instantly, so in case you attempt to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to type in the login info. You can set up or remove many usernames for the same folder, if required. When you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be indicated by a small 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 protect any content you have uploaded via our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it's a part of, so you'll not need to write any code at any time. You will only need to choose one of the domains/subdomains which you have inside the website hosting account and to select which folder must be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. After that you can type in the username and the password, which will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be all set. The protection shall be activated straightaway, so anyone who tries to access the recently protected folder will have to input the right login details. In case a number of people have to be able to access the exact same content, you could set up a separate username for each of them.