A password-protected directory is a folder that cannot be accessed unless the right login credentials are supplied. This could be an entire website or just a single page that's located in a subfolder. If you attempt to open this sort of a directory, you will see an Internet browser pop-up where you must type a username and also a password. In case you type in the correct ones, you'll be able to continue browsing the content with no need to do anything extra. If the login credentials aren't right, however, you shall see information that you aren't allowed to see the content. If this function is activated, you will not be able to open a file even though you may have a direct link. The option is quite practical if you wish to limit the access to some content or if you are developing a website and you do not want visitors to be able to access it before it's ready.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area shall take just a few mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites within a website hosting account with our company. You won't have to do anything challenging - you will need to select a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be secured, and then to type the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. If a number of people need their own login details, there will not be a problem to create several different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this option is activated. If you wish to turn off the security function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will require a couple of clicks to turn on the password protection feature for any folder which you have, when you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated packages. We have an extremely helpful tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people without experience. It's included in 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 shall be able to select the domain or subdomain which should be secured and then the exact folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see two boxes where you shall have to enter the login name and the password which will be required to access the folder in question and you shall be ready. By following exactly the same steps, you are able to set up a number of login credentials for the exact same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All secured folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.