A password-protected directory is a folder which can't be accessed unless the correct login credentials are offered. This may be an entire website or only one page that is located in a subfolder. If you try to open such a directory, you will see an Internet browser pop-up in which you will have to type a username as well as a password. In case you input the right ones, you can continue browsing the content without having to do anything else. If the login details are not accurate, however, you'll see a message that you aren't permitted to see the content. If this feature is active, you will not be able to open a file even when you have a direct link. The option is extremely handy if you want to restrict the access to some content or if you are developing an Internet site and you do not want visitors to be able to access it prior to it being ready.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

All of our Linux shared plans include a very useful tool which will allow you to shield any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with just 2 clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia website hosting CP, you'll just have to visit the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that needs to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password which should be used to access the content in question. The function shall be turned on straightaway, so in case you try to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to input the login information. You may set up or remove a number of usernames for the exact same folder, if needed. If you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be indicated by a compact padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to shield any content that you have uploaded through our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it is part of, so you will not have to enter any code at any time. You will only need to pick one of the domains/subdomains which you have in the web hosting account and to pick which folder must be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. After that you can input the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you'll be ready. The protection shall be enabled at once, so anybody who attempts to access the newly protected folder shall have to type in the right login details. In cases where a number of people have to be able to open precisely the same content, you can create a separate username for each.