A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people can check out its content. This option can be used for the main folder of a given site or only for a particular subfolder depending on your preferences. As an illustration, when you are creating a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is completely ready, you have to prohibit the access to it entirely, while if you need only some people to be able to access certain files, you can password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the website can be seen by everybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor types in are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
With the password protection tool that is included with each and every web hosting
package deal that we provide, you'll be able to secure any content that you have in your account with simply a few mouse clicks. As the tool is an element of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel, it provides the exact same uncomplicated interface and you'll not need any special skills to use it. Once you check out the Password Protection section, you'll need to pick one of the domains or subdomains which you have inside the account and then decide if the protection should be activated for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then type the username and the password that you'd like and you'll be set. A tiny padlock icon in the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the exact same way you will be able to include several usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Securing any folder with a password shall be very easy if you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server
account with our company. A user-friendly tool, which is integrated into the Hepsia CP, will allow you to select the particular folder that you want to secure with a few clicks and all you'll have to type in will be the username and the password that'll be used to access it afterwards. You will not encounter any complications even if you haven't had a web hosting account before, because you don't need any previous knowledge or programming skills to activate the feature. If you repeat the same basic steps, you'll be able to set up various usernames for the same password-protected area, so numerous individuals will be able to access a given folder with their own login details. You'll be able to see the secured folders instantly either in the same section of the Control Panel or within the File Manager section where you will detect them by their tiny padlock icons.