A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people may look at its content. This feature could be used for the primary folder of a specific website or just for a particular subfolder in accordance with your needs. As an example, if you are building a new website and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you may want to prohibit the access to it completely, and if you would like only some people to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the website can be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor types in aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Hosting
If you use any of our hosting solutions, you can make password-protected areas effortlessly even if you don't have any experience with this kind of matters. We have built in an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you'll be able to protect any folder within just a few seconds. You will simply have to select a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that has to be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type in the preferred username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Each and every protected folder will have a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see easily what content is protected and what's not. When necessary, you can make a number of different sets of login details for the exact same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Securing any folder with a password shall be quite simple if you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, which is incorporated into the Hepsia CP, will enable you to pick the particular folder you'd like to protect with a couple of mouse clicks and all you will need to type in will be the username and the password that'll be used to access it afterwards. You'll not experience any issues even if you have not had a website hosting account before, considering that you don't need any previous knowledge or coding skills to activate the function. If you repeat the same simple steps, you will be able to set up many usernames for the very same password-protected area, so numerous individuals will be able to access a given folder with their own login credentials. You shall be able to see the protected folders at a glance either in precisely the same section of the CP or within the File Manager section where you'll recognize them by their compact padlock icons.