A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people can look at its content. This feature can be used for the primary folder of a particular Internet site or exclusively for a particular subfolder in accordance with your needs. For example, if you are developing a new site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you should limit the access to it entirely, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you can password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the website can be seen by anybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor enters aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting
When you use any of our cloud hosting packages, you can set up password-protected areas without difficulty even if you have zero experience with this type of matters. We've built in an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all accounts, so you will be able to protect any folder within a matter of seconds. You'll simply have to select a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which should be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to input the desired username and password that will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Every protected folder shall have padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to see instantly what content is secured and what's not. When necessary, you can make several different sets of login details for the exact same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to set up password protection for any content you have within your semi-dedicated server account. We have included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel where you will be able to enable the feature with several clicks and with no problems, even if you are not really tech-savvy. You will only have to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder which should be protected (the main folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection will take effect right away, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL inside your Internet browser, you'll need to type the newly created login credentials in order to proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the very same folder to a number of individuals, so you will not need to share the same login credentials with anybody. Any password-protected folder will have a tiny padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this kind of folders easily.