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 people can observe its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a certain Internet site or just for a specific subfolder based upon the needs you have. As an example, if you are building a new site and you do not want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you need to prohibit the access to it as a whole, and if you want only some people to be able to access particular files, you are able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the site may be seen by anyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs aren't right. Even a direct link to a file won't work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
All our Linux shared service include a really convenient tool which will allow you to shield any folder in your account from unauthorized access with only 2 clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you will only have to visit the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which should be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to input the username and the password that have to be used in order to access the content in question. The feature will be activated instantly, so if you attempt to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to enter the login info. You could set up or remove numerous usernames for the very same folder, when necessary. If you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be shown with a compact padlock icon.
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 Control Panel, will permit you to pick the specific folder you would like to protect with a couple of mouse clicks and all you'll have to enter shall be the username and the password which will be used to access it later. You won't experience any problems even if you haven't had a website hosting account before, because you do not need any previous knowledge or programming skills to enable the feature. If you repeat the same basic steps, you will be able to create numerous usernames for the same password-protected area, so many people shall be able to access a particular folder with their own login details. You'll be able to see the protected folders easily either in exactly the same section of the Control Panel or within the File Manager section where you shall detect them by their tiny padlock icons.