A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals can look at its content. This option can be used for the main folder of a given Internet site or exclusively for a certain subfolder depending on the needs you have. As an illustration, when you are building a new website and you do not want people to see it before it's ready, you may want to restrict the access to it altogether, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you can password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the website could be seen by anyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor enters aren't 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
All of our cloud hosting include an exceptionally convenient tool that will enable you to secure any folder in your account from unauthorized access with just two clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you will only have to go to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which has to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password which should be used so as to access the content in question. The feature will be turned on straightaway, so in case you attempt to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to enter the login credentials. You may create or remove a number of usernames for the very same folder, if necessary. If you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be marked with a little padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Securing any folder with a password will be very easy if you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that is built into the Hepsia Control Panel, will permit you to choose the particular folder you'd like to protect with a few mouse clicks and all you'll have to input will be the username and the password that will be used to access it subsequently. You won't experience any complications even if you haven't had a web hosting account before, because you don't need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to enable the feature. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you shall be able to set up different usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so a number of people will be able to access a certain folder with their own login credentials. You will be able to see the protected folders easily either in exactly the same section of the CP or inside the File Manager section where you'll identify them by their tiny padlock icons.