A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals could observe its content. This feature may be used for the main folder of a particular site or exclusively for a specific subfolder based on your preferences. As an illustration, if you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it before it is ready, you should limit the access to it altogether, and if you need only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the rest of the website could be seen by everyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs are not correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

With the password protection tool that comes with every cloud hosting package deal which we offer, you will be able to shield any content that you have within your account with merely a few clicks. Since the tool is a component of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, it has the same uncomplicated interface and you'll not require any special skills to use it. When you check out the Password Protection section, you'll need to choose one of the domains or subdomains which you have in the account and then decide whether the protection should be active for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then type in the username and the password that you'd like and you will be set. A little padlock icon within the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the same exact way you shall be able to add many usernames and passwords for the same folder if you would like several people to have their own login credentials.