A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people may look at its content. This function may be used for the main folder of a specific website or just for a particular subfolder based on the needs you have. For example, if you are developing a new website and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you need to limit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you may password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the site may be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
With the password protection tool provided with each web hosting package deal which we offer, you shall be able to secure any content that you have in your account with merely a few clicks. Due to the fact that the tool is a component of our ground breaking Hepsia CP, it offers exactly the same simple interface and you'll not require any special skills to use it. When you go to the Password Protection section, you will have to select one of the domains or subdomains that you have in the account and then choose if the protection should be switched on for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then enter the username and the password that you'd like and you shall be all set. A tiny padlock icon in the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the same exact way you will be able to add multiple usernames and passwords for the same folder if you would like several people to have their own login credentials.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to set up password protection for any content which you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We've added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel using which you shall be able to activate the feature with a few mouse clicks and with no complications, even if you are not really tech-savvy. You will only need to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder that needs to be protected (the primary folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection will take effect right away, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL within your browser, you'll have to input the newly created login details before you proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of people, so you will not have to share the same login details with everybody. Any password-protected folder shall have a small padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this kind of folders effortlessly.