A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can view its content. This option may be used for the primary folder of a specific site or just for a particular subfolder based on your needs. As an example, if you are developing a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it's completely ready, you may want to restrict the access to it completely, and if you need only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you may password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the Internet site may be seen by anybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor enters are not correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

With the password protection tool supplied with every web hosting package that we offer, you'll be able to protect any content which you have within your account with just a few mouse clicks. As the tool is an element of our ground breaking Hepsia CP, it provides the same uncomplicated interface and you will not require any special skills to use it. Once you check out the Password Protection section, you will need to select one of the domains or subdomains which you have within the account and then choose whether the protection should be switched on for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then enter the username and the password that you would like and you will be set. A small padlock symbol inside the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the same exact way you shall be able to include several usernames and passwords for the same folder if you would like several people to have their own login credentials.