A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals could see its content. This option may be used for the main folder of a certain website or just for a specific subfolder based on the needs you have. As an illustration, if you are creating a new site and you don't want people to see it before it's completely ready, you need to prohibit the access to it altogether, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the website can be seen by anyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor types in aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting
With the password protection tool that comes with each and every cloud hosting package deal which we offer, you'll be able to secure any content that you have inside your account with only a few mouse clicks. As the tool is an element of our revolutionary Hepsia CP, it features the exact same uncomplicated interface and you will not require any special skills to use it. Once you check out the Password Protection section, you'll need to select one of the domains or subdomains which you have within the account and then decide if the protection should be active for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then type the username and the password that you want and you'll be all set to go. A small padlock symbol within the File Manager section will tell you that a specific folder is password-protected. In the same way you'll be able to add a number of usernames and passwords for the same folder if you'd like several people to have their own login credentials.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to create password protection for any content which you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We have integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel using which you shall be able to switch on the feature with a number of clicks and with no troubles, even if you are not quite tech-savvy. You will only have to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder which has to be protected (the main folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection shall take effect right away, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL within your Internet browser, you will need to enter the newly created login credentials before you proceed. Additionally, you will be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of individuals, so you will not have to share the same login details with anybody. Each password-protected folder will have a tiny padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize such folders with ease.