A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people may see its content. This function could be used for the primary folder of a given website or exclusively for a particular subfolder based upon your preferences. As an example, if you are developing a new site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being ready, you should limit the access to it as a whole, while if you need only some people to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the site could be seen by anybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor types in aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting
All of our cloud web hosting include an exceptionally convenient tool that will permit you to protect any folder within your account from unauthorized access with just 2 clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia web hosting CP, you'll only have to visit the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that should be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to input the username and the password which must be used so as to access the content in question. The feature will be activated immediately, so if you make an effort to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to input the login info. You could set up or remove multiple usernames for the same folder, when necessary. When you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be marked with a tiny padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Securing any folder with a password shall be easy if you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that's incorporated into the Hepsia CP, will permit you to select the exact folder you'd like to secure with a couple of clicks and all you will need to type in shall be the username and the password that'll be used to access it later on. You will not experience any difficulties even if you have never had a web hosting account before, considering that you do not need any previous knowledge or coding skills to switch on the function. If you repeat the same simple steps, you will be able to create many usernames for the very same password-protected area, so lots of people will be able to access a given folder with their own login credentials. You will be able to see the protected folders easily either in the exact same section of the CP or inside the File Manager section where you shall recognize them by their tiny padlock icons.