A password-protected directory is a folder that cannot be accessed unless the correct login credentials are provided. This may be a whole website or just a single page that's located in a subfolder. If you attempt to open such a directory, you shall see an Internet browser pop-up where you have to type in a username as well as a password. If you type the appropriate ones, you can continue browsing the content without having to do anything extra. If the login details are not correct, however, you'll see a note that you are not authorized to see the content. When this feature is active, you won't be able to open a file even though you may have a direct link. The feature is quite useful if you need to prohibit the access to some content or if you are creating an Internet site and you do not want visitors to be able to access it before it is ready.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting

Creating a password-protected area will take just a few mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites in a shared website hosting account with our company. You won't need to do anything complicated - you will need to pick a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it should be secured, and then to enter the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals need their own login details, there shall not be a problem to set up several different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this option is enabled. If you wish to deactivate the protection function for any folder, you can disable it from the same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Protecting any folder with a password will be really easy if you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that is built into the Hepsia Control Panel, will allow you to choose the specific folder you would like to secure with a few clicks and all you'll need to input will be the username and the password that'll be used to access it subsequently. You will not experience any troubles even if you haven't had a website hosting account before, due to the fact that you do not need any previous knowledge or coding skills to enable the feature. If you repeat the same basic steps, you shall be able to set up different usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so a number of people will be able to access a particular folder with their own login credentials. You'll be able to see the protected folders easily either in exactly the same section of the CP or inside the File Manager section where you'll recognize them by their compact padlock icons.