A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals can see its content. This option may be used for the main folder of a given site or just for a particular subfolder based on your requirements. For example, when you are building a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you should restrict the access to it altogether, whereas if you would like only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you may password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the site may be seen by anybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters aren't right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
When you use any of our shared hosting products, you can make password-protected areas with ease even if you don't have any experience with this type of matters. We have integrated a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you will be able to protect any folder within merely seconds. You'll only have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that must be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to enter the username and password that will be used to access the folder in question when you need it. 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. If required, you could make a number of different sets of login details for precisely the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to create password protection for any content which you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We've added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel via which you shall be able to switch on the function with several mouse clicks and without any troubles, even if you're not very tech-savvy. You'll simply have to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder which should be secured (the main folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection shall take effect instantly, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL in your Internet browser, you'll need to input the newly created login details in order to proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of people, so you will not need to share the same login credentials with everybody. Each password-protected folder shall have a small padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this type of folders with ease.