A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people may see its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a given Internet site or only for a certain subfolder in accordance with your needs. As an example, if you are building a new website and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you should prohibit the access to it completely, whereas if you need only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the Internet site can be seen by everyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor inputs are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work if any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Hosting
If you use any of our hosting plans, you will be able to create password-protected areas without difficulty even if you have zero experience with this kind of matters. We've incorporated a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you'll be able to shield any folder within a matter of seconds. You will simply have to select a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder that should be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type 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 inside the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see instantly what content is protected and what's not. If necessary, you may create several different sets of login details for the exact same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Protecting any folder with a password will be easy if you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that is integrated into the Hepsia CP, will permit you to choose the exact folder you would like to secure with a few mouse clicks and all you'll need to type will be the username and the password which will be used to access it later on. You'll not encounter any issues even if you have never had a web hosting account before, since you don't need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to switch on the function. If you repeat the same simple steps, you shall be able to create different usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so numerous individuals will be able to access a given folder with their own login credentials. You shall be able to see the protected folders very easily either in precisely the same section of the Control Panel or within the File Manager section where you shall detect them by their small padlock icons.