A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals may look at its content. This function can be used for the primary folder of a certain Internet site or exclusively for a certain subfolder in accordance with your preferences. As an illustration, if you are building a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you have to restrict the access to it as a whole, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the site may be seen by anybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor inputs aren't right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

All our cloud hosting come with a really handy tool which will permit you to shield any folder in your account from unauthorized access with only two mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you will simply have to go to the Password Protection section, to select 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 in the username and the password which have to be used to access the content in question. The function will be active straightaway, so if you attempt to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to enter the login details. You can create or remove a number of usernames for the same folder, if required. If you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be marked with a tiny padlock icon.