A password-protected directory is a folder which cannot be accessed unless the right login details are provided. This may be a whole Internet site or only a single page which is located within a subfolder. If you try to open this type of a directory, you shall see a web browser pop-up where you will need to type a username and a password. In case you type in the appropriate ones, you can continue browsing the content with no need to do anything extra. When the login details aren't right, however, you will see information that you aren't permitted to view the content. When this option is active, you won't be able to open a file even if you have a direct link. The option is quite useful if you need to prohibit the access to some content or if you are creating a website and you do not want visitors to be able to access it before it's ready.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area shall take no more than several mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites inside a shared hosting account with our company. You won't need to do anything challenging - you will need to select a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it has to be secured, and then to type the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. In case a number of people require their own login details, there won't be a problem to create a number of different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this option is activated. If you want to disable the security feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the CP where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will require a couple of mouse clicks to turn on the password protection feature for any folder you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. We have an exceptionally practical tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people without experience. It is a part of the Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you'll be able to pick the domain or subdomain which should be protected and then the specific folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see two boxes where you shall have to enter the login name and the password which will be necessary to access the folder in question and you'll be all set to go. By following precisely the same steps, you are able to set up a number of login credentials for the very same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All secured folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.