A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people could observe its content. This option may be used for the main folder of a specific site or only for a particular subfolder depending on your preferences. For example, when you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you may want to limit the access to it completely, and if you need only some people to be able to access particular files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the site may be seen by everybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor enters are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area shall take merely several mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites in a website hosting account with us. You'll not need to do anything difficult - you'll have to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it must be secured, and then to type the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals need their own login credentials, there will not be a problem to create numerous different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will always know where this option is activated. If you wish to deactivate the protection feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the CP in which you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to create password protection for any content which you have within your semi-dedicated server account. We've integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel where you shall be able to switch on the function with a number of clicks and with no difficulties, even if you're not really tech-savvy. You will simply have to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder which must be protected (the main folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection will take effect right away, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL in your browser, you'll need to enter the newly created login details in order to proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of people, so you'll not need to share the same login details with everyone. Each password-protected folder will have a little padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this type of folders easily.