A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people may look at its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a certain Internet site or just for a specific subfolder based upon the needs you have. As an example, when you are building a new site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you need to prohibit the access to it entirely, and if you need only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you can password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the site may be seen by anyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor enters are not right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting

If you use any of our cloud website hosting plans, you can make password-protected areas without difficulty even if you have zero experience with this type of matters. We have included an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts, so you will be able to protect any folder within merely seconds. You will only have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder that should be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type in the preferred username and password that will be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Any protected folder shall have padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see immediately what content is protected and what is not. If needed, you may create a number of sets of login details for exactly the same folder.