A password-protected directory is a folder which cannot be accessed unless the proper login credentials are offered. This may be an entire site or simply one page that's located in a subfolder. If you attempt to open such a directory, you will see a browser pop-up where you have to input a username as well as a password. If you enter the correct ones, you'll be able to continue browsing the content without the need to do anything more. In case the login details are not correct, however, you will see a message that you are not permitted to see the content. If this function is active, you will not be able to open a file even though you may have a direct link. The feature is very effective if you'd like to limit the access to some content or if you are developing a website and you don't want visitors to be able to access it prior to it being ready.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take merely a couple of clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites within a website hosting account with us. You shall not need to do anything complex - you'll have to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be protected, and then to type in the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals need their own login details, there won't be a problem to make a variety of different usernames with access to the very same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this option is active. If you would like to deactivate the security feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same section of the CP where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will require just a few mouse clicks to turn on the password protection function for any folder you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages. We have a very practical tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with no experience. It's part of the Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to manage your new account and when you log in and navigate to the Password Protection section, you'll be able to pick the domain or subdomain that needs to be protected and then the particular folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see two boxes where you will need to input the login name and the password which will be required to access the folder in question and you'll be good to go. By following the exact same steps, you can create a variety of login credentials for the very same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders will feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.