A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people may observe its content. This function can be used for the primary folder of a specific website or only for a specific subfolder depending on your requirements. As an example, if you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it is completely ready, you should prohibit the access to it completely, whereas if you want only some people to be able to access particular files, you are able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the Internet site may be seen by anyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor enters are not right. Even a direct link to a file will not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Hosting
When you use any of our hosting plans, you shall be able to make password-protected areas easily even if you don't have any experience with this kind of matters. We have integrated a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts, so you will be able to secure any folder within just seconds. You'll only have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which should be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type the username and password which will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Every protected folder will have a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see instantly what content is secured and what's not. If needed, you may create several different sets of login credentials for exactly the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You shall be able to set up password protection for any content which you have within your semi-dedicated server account. We've included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel using which you shall be able to switch on the feature with several clicks and with no troubles, even if you are not very tech-savvy. You'll only have to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular 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 in your web browser, you will need to type in the newly created login details before you proceed. Additionally, you will be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of individuals, so you will not need to share the same login credentials with anybody. Any password-protected folder will have a tiny padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize such folders with ease.