A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals may check out its content. This feature can be used for the main folder of a given site or just for a certain subfolder based upon your requirements. For instance, if you are creating a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you might want to restrict the access to it as a whole, whereas if you would like only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the site can be seen by everyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor enters aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting

Creating a password-protected area will take no more than a few clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites in a cloud web hosting account with our company. You will not have to do anything complex - you'll have to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it must be secured, and then to type in the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals need their own login credentials, there will not be a problem to set up numerous different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this option is active. If you would like to disable the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the very same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will take a few mouse clicks to enable the password protection feature for any folder that you have, when you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated packages. We have a very effective tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with zero experience. It's a part of the Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to manage your new account and once you log in and navigate to the Password Protection section, you'll be able to choose the domain or subdomain which should be protected and then the specific folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see two boxes in which you shall have to type in the login name and the password which will be necessary to access the folder in question and you will be good to go. By following exactly the same steps, you are able to set up a number of login credentials for the same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.