A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals can look at its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a particular site or only for a particular subfolder based upon your requirements. As an example, when you are developing a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you have to limit the access to it completely, while if you need only some people to be able to access specific files, you can password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the site can be seen by anybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor inputs are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
When you use any of our shared hosting packages, you will be able to set up password-protected areas with ease even if you don't have any experience with this type of matters. We've integrated an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia CP, supplied with all accounts, so you will be able to secure any folder within just a few seconds. You'll simply have to select a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that should be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type in the desired username and password which will be used to access the folder in question in the future. Each secured folder will have a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see at a glance what content is secured and what's not. If needed, you can make a number of sets of login credentials for the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Securing any folder with a password will be very easy if you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, which is built into the Hepsia CP, will permit you to choose the specific folder that you want to protect with a couple of mouse clicks and all you will have to type in will be the username and the password that'll be used to access it later. You'll not encounter any problems even if you haven't had a hosting account before, due to the fact that you do not need any previous knowledge or programming skills to activate the function. If you repeat the same basic steps, you shall be able to set up many usernames for the very same password-protected area, so lots of people shall be able to access a certain folder with their own login details. You'll be able to see the secured folders very easily either in precisely the same section of the Control Panel or inside the File Manager section where you'll detect them by their compact padlock icons.