A password-protected directory is a folder which cannot be accessed unless the correct login details are provided. This could be an entire site or just one page that's located within a subfolder. If you attempt to open this kind of a directory, you'll see an Internet browser pop-up where you must input a username as well as a password. In case you input the appropriate ones, you will be able to continue exploring the content without needing to do anything extra. If the login credentials are not correct, however, you'll see a note that you aren't allowed to view the content. In case this option is activated, you won't be able to open a file even though you may have a direct link. The option is quite useful if you need to limit the access to some content or if you are creating a website and you don't want visitors to be able to access it prior to it being ready.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take no more than several mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites in a cloud hosting account with us. You shall not have to do anything complicated - you will have to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it must be protected, and then to type in the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. When a number of people need their own login details, there shall not be a problem to create a variety of different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will always know where this function is enabled. If you wish to deactivate the security feature for any folder, you can disable it from the same exact section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to set up password protection for any content you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We've integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel via which you shall be able to switch on the feature with a number of mouse clicks and with no complications, even if you are not really tech-savvy. You'll simply have to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder that should be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection shall take effect immediately, so if you try to open the password-protected URL within your web browser, you'll have to input the newly created login details before you proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of people, so you will not need to share the same login credentials with everybody. Each password-protected folder shall have a compact padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this sort of folders in no time.