A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals can look at its content. This option may be used for the main folder of a certain site or only for a particular subfolder based on your needs. As an example, when you are building a new site and you do not want people to see it before it's completely ready, you need to prohibit the access to it completely, while if you would like only some people to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the website can be seen by everybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor enters aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
With the password protection tool that is included with every single web hosting plan that we provide, you'll be able to shield any content that you have inside your account with just a few mouse clicks. Because the tool is an element of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, it has exactly the same uncomplicated interface and you will not need any special skills to use it. As soon as you visit the Password Protection section, you will have to pick one of the domains or subdomains which you have within the account and then decide whether the protection should be turned on for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then input the username and the password that you would like and you will be all set. A tiny padlock symbol inside the File Manager section will tell you that a specific folder is password-protected. In the same way you shall be able to include numerous usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will require a few clicks to enable the password protection function for any folder that you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers. We have a very helpful tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without experience. It's part of the Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and visit the Password Protection section, you'll be able to choose the domain or subdomain that needs to be secured and then the particular folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see two boxes in which you shall have to type in the login name and the password that will be required to access the folder in question and you will be all set. By following precisely the same steps, you are able to create many different login credentials for the exact same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.