A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals may look at its content. This option could be used for the primary folder of a given Internet site or exclusively for a certain subfolder depending on the needs you have. As an example, if you are developing a new website and you don't want people to see it before it's completely ready, you need to restrict the access to it completely, whereas if you want only some people to be able to access specific files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the website could be seen by everyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor enters are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

When you use any of our cloud hosting products, you can create password-protected areas easily even if you have no experience with this sort of matters. We have incorporated a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts, so you shall be able to secure any folder within just seconds. You'll simply have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder which must be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to enter the username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question at some point. Each secured folder will have a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see at a glance what content is secured and what is not. If required, you could make a number of different sets of login details for exactly the same folder.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to protect any content that you've uploaded via our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it is part of, so you shall not need to enter any code at any time. You will simply have to select one of the domains/subdomains which you have in the web hosting account and to select which folder should be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You may then input the username and the password, that will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you will be ready. The protection will be switched on straightaway, so anyone that attempts to access the freshly protected folder will have to enter the accurate login info. In case several individuals have to be able to open the exact same content, you could set up a separate username for each of them.