A password-protected directory is a folder which cannot be accessed unless the correct login credentials are provided. This can be a whole Internet site or simply one page which is in a subfolder. If you attempt to open this kind of a directory, you'll see a web browser pop-up in which you will need to enter a username as well as a password. In case you type the right ones, you can continue exploring the content without the need to do anything more. When the login details are not correct, however, you will see a message that you are not allowed to look at the content. If this function is active, you won't be able to open a file even though you may have a direct link. The function is incredibly useful if you want to restrict the access to some content or if you are developing a site and you don't want visitors to be able to access it before it's ready.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area shall take just a few mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites within a shared hosting account with our company. You'll not need to do anything complicated - you'll need to choose a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be protected, and then to enter the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. When a number of people need their own login credentials, there will not be a problem to set up a variety of different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will always know where this function is active. If you wish to turn off the security function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the very same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to secure any content you have uploaded via our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it is part of, so you'll not have to write any code at any time. You'll only need to pick one of the domains/subdomains that you have inside the hosting account and to choose which folder needs to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You may then enter the username and the password, that will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you'll be all set. The protection will be turned on immediately, so anybody who attempts to access the recently protected folder will have to type in the correct login details. In case a number of people must be able to open exactly the same content, you could set up a separate username for each one.