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 individuals may look at its content. This function can be used for the main folder of a specific site or just for a specific subfolder based on your needs. As an illustration, if you are creating a new site and you do not want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you should prohibit the access to it entirely, whereas if you want only some people to be able to access particular files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the website could be seen by everyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor types in are not correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work if any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting
When you use any of our shared web hosting plans, you shall be able to set up password-protected areas with ease even if you have zero experience with such matters. We have built in a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you'll be able to shield any folder within just a few seconds. You will only have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that should be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to input the preferred username and password which will be used to access the folder in question in the future. Each protected folder will have a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see at a glance what content is protected and what is not. If required, you can make a number of sets of login credentials for exactly the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Securing any folder with a password shall be very easy if you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, which is built into the Hepsia Control Panel, will allow you to select the specific folder that you want to secure with a couple of clicks and all you will have to type will be the username and the password that'll be used to access it afterwards. You will not experience any problems even if you haven't had a web hosting account before, considering that you don't need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to activate the function. If you repeat the same basic steps, you will be able to set up different usernames for the same password-protected area, so a number of people shall be able to access a particular folder with their own login details. You will be able to see the secured folders instantly either in the exact same section of the Control Panel or within the File Manager section where you'll recognize them by their tiny padlock icons.