A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people can observe its content. This feature could be used for the main folder of a specific site or exclusively for a specific subfolder depending on your requirements. As an example, when you are building a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you might want to limit the access to it altogether, whereas if you would like only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you'll be able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the website may be seen by anybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor types in aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting

With the password protection tool that is included with every cloud website hosting plan which we provide, you shall be able to shield any content which you have inside your account with merely a few clicks. As the tool is a component of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, it offers the same simple interface and you will not need any special skills to use it. Once you visit the Password Protection section, you will have to choose one of the domains or subdomains that you have in the account and then choose if the protection should be switched on for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then type the username and the password that you'd like and you shall be all set. A little padlock icon inside the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the same exact way you'll be able to include numerous usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.