A password-protected directory is a folder that can't be accessed unless the correct login details are supplied. This could be an entire website or only a single page which is located in a subfolder. If you attempt to open this sort of a directory, you will see a browser pop-up where you will have to input a username and also a password. If you enter the right ones, you'll be able to continue surfing around the content without having to do anything extra. In case the login credentials aren't right, however, you'll see a message that you are not authorized to view the content. When this function is active, you will not be able to open a file even if you have a direct link. The option is incredibly practical if you want to limit the access to some content or if you are developing an Internet site and you don't want visitors to be able to access it prior to it being ready.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take just a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites in a web hosting account with our company. You won't have to do anything difficult - you will have to pick a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be protected, and then to enter the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to make several different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this feature is active. If you'd like to disable the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the exact same section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will take a few clicks to turn on the password protection function for any folder that you have, if you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers. We have a very helpful tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people with zero experience. It is an element of the Hepsia CP, which you will get to manage your new account as soon as you log in and visit the Password Protection section, you will be able to choose the domain or subdomain that needs to be secured and then the exact folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see 2 boxes where you shall have to type the login name and the password that'll be required to access the folder in question and you will be all set. By following the exact same steps, you can create many different login credentials for the same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.