A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals can check out its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a particular Internet site or exclusively for a particular subfolder based on your needs. For example, when you are developing a new site and you don't want people to see it before it's completely ready, you might want to limit the access to it entirely, and if you need only some people to be able to access specific files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the website may be seen by everyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor enters aren't right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

With the password protection tool supplied with each cloud hosting package that we offer, you'll be able to shield any content which you have within your account with simply a few clicks. Due to the fact that the tool is a component of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, it offers exactly the same simple interface and you'll not require any special skills to use it. Once you check out the Password Protection section, you will need to pick one of the domains or subdomains you have in the account and then choose if the protection should be activated for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then enter the username and the password you want and you shall be all set. A small padlock symbol inside the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the same way you'll be able to include several usernames and passwords for the same folder if you'd like several people to have their own login credentials.