A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals could view its content. This feature could be used for the main folder of a certain Internet site or only for a specific subfolder based on the needs you have. For example, when you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it before it's completely ready, you have to prohibit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you would like only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the website can be seen by anyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor types in are not right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting
If you use any of our cloud hosting packages, you will be able to set up password-protected areas without difficulty even if you have zero experience with this kind of matters. We've included an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts, so you'll be able to secure any folder within just seconds. You will simply have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which has to be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to enter 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 in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see instantly what content is secured and what's not. If necessary, you could make a number of different sets of login details for exactly the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Protecting any folder with a password shall be very easy if you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, which is integrated into the Hepsia CP, will enable you to pick the particular folder that you want to secure with a couple of mouse clicks and all you'll need to type shall be the username and the password which will be used to access it subsequently. You will not encounter any difficulties even if you have not had a web hosting account before, because you do not need any previous knowledge or coding skills to activate the feature. If you repeat the same simple steps, you will be able to create numerous usernames for the same password-protected area, so numerous individuals will be able to access a particular folder with their own login credentials. You will be able to see the secured folders instantly either in exactly the same section of the Control Panel or within the File Manager section where you'll recognize them by their tiny padlock icons.