A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people can see its content. This option can be used for the primary folder of a given site or just for a certain subfolder based on your requirements. For instance, if you are developing a new website and you do not want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you may want to restrict the access to it entirely, while if you want only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you are able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site may be seen by anybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

With the password protection tool provided with each cloud hosting package that we offer, you shall be able to protect any content that you have in your account with just a few clicks. Because the tool is a component of our innovative Hepsia CP, it has exactly the same simple interface and you shall not require any special skills to use it. As soon as you check out the Password Protection section, you'll have to pick one of the domains or subdomains which you have within the account and then choose whether the protection should be active for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then input the username and the password you want and you will be all set to go. A little padlock symbol inside the File Manager section will tell you that a specific folder is password-protected. In the very same way you shall be able to include several usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.