A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals could view its content. This function could be used for the primary folder of a certain Internet site or only for a particular subfolder depending on the needs you have. As an illustration, if you are building a new website and you do not want people to see it before it's completely ready, you have to restrict the access to it entirely, while if you want only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the Internet site may be seen by anyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Hosting

With the password protection tool that is included with every hosting package that we provide, you will be able to shield any content that you have within your account with merely a few mouse clicks. Due to the fact that the tool is part of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, it offers the same uncomplicated interface and you'll not need any special skills to use it. As soon as you go to the Password Protection section, you will need to choose one of the domains or subdomains you have in the account and then choose whether the protection should be turned on for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then input the username and the password you want and you will be ready. A tiny padlock icon in the File Manager section will tell you that a specific folder is password-protected. In the very same way you will be able to add multiple usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.