A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals may check out its content. This function may be used for the primary folder of a certain website or just for a certain subfolder in accordance with the needs you have. As an illustration, if you are creating a new site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you need to limit the access to it completely, while if you would like only some people to be able to access particular files, you may password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the site can be seen by everyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor types in 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
All our Linux shared packages come with a really handy tool that will allow you to secure any folder within your account from unauthorized access with only 2 clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you will only have to visit the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that should be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type in the username and the password which must be used in order to access the content in question. The function will be activated immediately, so if you make an effort to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to type in the login info. You can create or remove multiple usernames for the very same folder, if necessary. If you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be indicated by a compact padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to create password protection for any content you have within your semi-dedicated server account. We have added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel where you shall be able to activate the feature with a number of clicks and without any difficulties, even if you are not very tech-savvy. You'll only have to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder that should be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection shall take effect instantly, so if you make an effort to open the password-protected URL inside your Internet browser, you'll need to type in the newly created login credentials in order to proceed. Additionally, you'll be able to give different usernames for the very same folder to a number of people, so you'll not have to share the same login credentials with anybody. Each password-protected folder will have a tiny padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this type of folders easily.