A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals could view its content. This feature could be used for the primary folder of a given Internet site or exclusively for a certain subfolder based upon the needs you have. As an example, when you are creating a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it is completely ready, you might want to prohibit the access to it as a whole, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the website may be seen by everyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor types in 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 Cloud Hosting

Creating a password-protected area shall take only a couple of clicks and a few seconds when you host your Internet sites in a cloud hosting account with us. You will not have to do anything challenging - you'll have to select a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it should be secured, and then to type the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. If a number of people require their own login details, there won't be a problem to create several different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this feature is enabled. If you wish to turn off the security function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the very same section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will require several clicks to activate the password protection function for any folder that you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages. We have an extremely handy tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without experience. It is part of the Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage your new account and when you log in and visit the Password Protection section, you will be able to select the domain or subdomain which should be protected and then the specific folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see two boxes where you shall have to type the login name and the password that will be required to access the folder in question and you shall be all set to go. By following exactly the same steps, you will be able to create a variety of login credentials for the exact same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All protected folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.