Password Protected Directories
Learn more about password-protected directories and what they bring to your site.
A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals could view its content. This option could be used for the primary folder of a specific Internet site or exclusively for a particular subfolder based on your requirements. For instance, when you are building a new site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you have to limit the access to it completely, while if you would like only some people to be able to access specific files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the Internet site can be seen by anyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor enters are not correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area will take merely several mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites inside a shared hosting
account with our company. You'll not have to do anything challenging - you'll have to choose a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it should be secured, and then to type in the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals require their own login details, there shall not be a problem to create a number of different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this feature is enabled. If you'd like to deactivate the protection function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the exact same section of the CP where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Securing any folder with a password shall be very simple if you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server
account with us. A user-friendly tool, that is integrated into the Hepsia CP, will permit you to choose the specific folder you would like to secure with a couple of clicks and all you'll need to type shall be the username and the password that'll be used to access it later. You will not experience any troubles even if you have never had a website hosting account before, since you do not need any previous knowledge or programming skills to activate the feature. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you will be able to set up different usernames for the same password-protected area, so lots of people will be able to access a given folder with their own login details. You'll be able to see the protected folders easily either in exactly the same section of the Control Panel or inside the File Manager section where you will recognize them by their small padlock icons.