A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people may view its content. This option can be used for the main folder of a specific Internet site or exclusively for a particular subfolder in accordance with the needs you have. As an example, if you are building a new site and you don't want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you should restrict the access to it completely, and if you would like only some people to be able to access particular files, you could password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the site could be seen by everybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor types in aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

If you use any of our cloud hosting plans, you'll be able to make password-protected areas without difficulty even if you don't have any experience with this kind of matters. We have built in an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts, so you'll be able to protect any folder within merely seconds. You'll only have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder which should be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to input the desired username and password which will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Each and every protected folder will have a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see instantly what content is protected and what's not. When necessary, you could make a number of sets of login credentials for precisely the same folder.