A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals can view its content. This feature can be used for the primary folder of a specific Internet site or just for a particular subfolder depending on your needs. For instance, if you are building a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you need to prohibit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the rest of the Internet site may be seen by anyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor inputs are not right. 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 Website Hosting

With the password protection tool that is included with every single cloud website hosting package that we offer, you will be able to protect any content which you have in your account with just a few mouse clicks. Due to the fact that the tool is an element of our ground breaking Hepsia CP, it has the same simple interface and you'll not need any special skills to use it. Once you check out the Password Protection section, you will have to pick one of the domains or subdomains that you have in the account and then decide if the protection should be switched on for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then type the username and the password that you want and you will be all set. A small padlock symbol inside the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the same way you'll be able to add several usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.