A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals can see its content. This function can be used for the primary folder of a certain Internet site or only for a particular subfolder based upon your requirements. As an example, when you are creating a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being ready, you have to prohibit the access to it altogether, and if you want only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the Internet site may be seen by anyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor inputs aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work if any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

If you use any of our cloud hosting products, you can create password-protected areas with ease even if you have zero experience with this type of matters. We've integrated a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all accounts, so you shall be able to shield any folder within a matter of seconds. You will have to select a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that has to be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to input the desired username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question later on. Every protected folder shall have padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see immediately what content is secured and what's not. If needed, you can create a number of different sets of login details for precisely the same folder.