A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people could look at its content. This option may be used for the main folder of a given website or exclusively for a specific subfolder depending on your preferences. For example, when you are developing a new website and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you should prohibit the access to it entirely, while if you need only some people to be able to access certain files, you'll be able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the site can be seen by everyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor types in aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting
With the password protection tool that is included with every website hosting package deal which we provide, you will be able to secure any content that you have within your account with only a few clicks. As the tool is an element of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel, it offers the exact same simple interface and you will not need any special skills to use it. Once you go to the Password Protection section, you'll need to pick one of the domains or subdomains that you have in the account and then decide if the protection should be turned on for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then input the username and the password that you'd like and you'll be set. A little padlock symbol within the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the very same way you shall be able to add 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
You'll be able to set up password protection for any content you have within your semi-dedicated server account. We've included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel using which you shall be able to switch on the function with a few mouse clicks and without any complications, even if you are not really tech-savvy. You will simply need to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder which needs to be protected (the main folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection will take effect immediately, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL within your web browser, you will have to enter the newly created login credentials in order to proceed. Additionally, you'll be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of people, so you will not need to share the same login details with everyone. Any password-protected folder shall have a tiny padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this type of folders in no time.