A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people can check out its content. This option may be used for the primary folder of a particular Internet site or just for a certain subfolder in accordance with the needs you have. For example, when you are creating a new website and you don't want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you may want to prohibit the access to it completely, while if you would like only some people to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the website can be seen by anyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting
All of our website hosting include a really handy tool that'll permit you to protect any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with simply two mouse clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you'll just have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that needs to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password that have to be used to access the content in question. The function will be turned on right away, so if you try to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to type in the login info. You may create or remove many usernames for the same folder, if necessary. If you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be indicated by a little padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Securing any folder with a password shall be really easy if you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that's integrated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will permit you to select the specific folder you would like to secure with a few clicks and all you will need to input shall be the username and the password which will be used to access it later on. You will not encounter any difficulties even if you have not had a web hosting account before, since you do not need any previous knowledge or programming skills to activate the feature. If you repeat the same basic steps, you shall be able to set up many usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so a number of people shall be able to access a certain folder with their own login details. You'll be able to see the protected folders very easily either in exactly the same section of the Control Panel or within the File Manager section where you'll recognize them by their small padlock icons.