A password-protected directory is a folder which cannot be accessed unless the correct login credentials are supplied. This may be a whole site or simply one page that's located within a subfolder. If you attempt to open such a directory, you'll see a browser pop-up where you will need to type a username and also a password. If you input the correct ones, you can continue browsing the content without the need to do anything extra. If the login credentials aren't right, however, you shall see information that you are not allowed to see the content. In case this option is activated, you won't be able to open a file even if you have a direct link. The option is very practical if you need to prohibit the access to some content or if you are developing a website and you don't want visitors to be able to access it before it is ready.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take merely a couple of clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites inside a cloud website hosting account with us. You'll not have to do anything complicated - you'll need to choose a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it must be secured, and then to enter 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 folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this feature is activated. 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 Servers

It will take a few mouse clicks to enable the password protection function for any folder which you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers. We have a very helpful tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people with zero experience. It's a part of the Hepsia CP, which you will get to manage your new account as soon as you log in and navigate to the Password Protection section, you will be able to select the domain or subdomain which needs to be secured and then the specific folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see 2 boxes where you will need to enter the login name and the password that will be necessary to access the folder in question and you shall be all set to go. By following the exact same steps, you will be able to create many different login credentials for the very same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.