A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals may see its content. This function can be used for the main folder of a specific site or exclusively for a particular subfolder depending on your requirements. As an example, if you are developing a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you should prohibit the access to it completely, and if you would like only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you can password-protect only a certain folder, while the rest of the website can be seen by everyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor types in are not right. Even a direct link to a file won't work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting
With the password protection tool supplied with each shared website hosting package which we provide, you'll be able to shield any content which you have inside your account with merely a few clicks. Since the tool is a component of our innovative Hepsia CP, it offers the exact same uncomplicated interface and you will not require any special skills to use it. As soon as you check out the Password Protection section, you will have to select one of the domains or subdomains which you have inside the account and then choose whether the protection should be activated for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then type the username and the password you want and you will be set. A small padlock symbol inside the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the same exact way you'll be able to add many usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Protecting any folder with a password shall be easy if you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that is integrated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will allow you to select the exact folder that you want to protect with a couple of mouse clicks and all you will need to type shall be the username and the password which will be used to access it afterwards. You will not experience any problems even if you have never had a hosting account before, considering that you don't need any previous knowledge or coding skills to switch on the feature. If you repeat the same simple steps, you shall be able to set up many usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so numerous individuals will be able to access a particular folder with their own login credentials. You will be able to see the secured folders instantly either in exactly the same section of the CP or within the File Manager section where you shall identify them by their tiny padlock icons.