A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals can look at its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a specific site or just for a particular subfolder based on the needs you have. As an example, if you are building a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is completely ready, you may want to restrict the access to it completely, and if you would like only some people to be able to access certain files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the site could be seen by everybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor types in aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
All of our Linux shared hosting come with an incredibly convenient tool that'll permit you to protect any folder within your account from unauthorized access with just 2 clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia website hosting CP, you'll only have to go to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that has to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type in the username and the password which should be used to access the content in question. The feature shall be turned on at once, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to enter the login info. You may create or remove many usernames for the exact same folder, when necessary. When 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 Servers
Protecting any folder with a password shall be really easy if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, which is incorporated into the Hepsia CP, will permit you to select the particular folder you would like to secure with a few mouse clicks and all you'll need to input will be the username and the password that will be used to access it later. You'll not experience any troubles even if you have not had a hosting account before, considering that you do not need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to enable the function. If you repeat the same simple steps, you will be able to set up various usernames for the same password-protected area, so a number of people shall be able to access a certain folder with their own login credentials. You shall be able to see the protected folders instantly either in the exact same section of the Control Panel or in the File Manager section where you shall detect them by their tiny padlock icons.