A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals can check out its content. This option may be used for the main folder of a particular website or exclusively for a certain subfolder based on the needs you have. For example, when you are building a new website and you don't want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you have to prohibit the access to it entirely, while if you want only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the website may be seen by anybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor types in are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Hosting
With the password protection tool supplied with each hosting
package deal that we offer, you'll be able to protect any content which you have in your account with merely a few mouse clicks. Since the tool is a component of our revolutionary Hepsia CP, it has the exact same simple interface and you will not need any special skills to use it. As soon as you navigate to the Password Protection section, you'll need to select one of the domains or subdomains that you have within the account and then choose if the protection should be active for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then type in the username and the password that you want and you will be set. A tiny padlock icon inside the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the very same way you will be able to add many usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Protecting any folder with a password shall be really easy if you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server
account with us. A user-friendly tool, that's incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will permit you to select the exact folder you would like to secure with a few clicks and all you will need to enter will be the username and the password that'll be used to access it later. You won't encounter any troubles even if you have never had a website hosting account before, due to the fact that you don't need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to enable the feature. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you'll be able to set up different usernames for the very same password-protected area, so numerous individuals will be able to access a particular folder with their own login details. You shall be able to see the secured folders instantly either in the very same section of the CP or inside the File Manager section where you will detect them by their small padlock icons.