A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people may look at its content. This option can be used for the main folder of a given Internet site or exclusively for a certain subfolder based upon your needs. For instance, if you are creating a new website and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you need to prohibit the access to it completely, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you are able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the site may be seen by anybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor types in aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work if any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
If you use any of our web hosting plans, you shall be able to make password-protected areas with ease even if you have zero experience with this type of matters. We've included a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you will be able to protect any folder within merely seconds. You will only have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that has to be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to enter the preferred username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question at some point. Each and every secured folder shall have padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see immediately what content is protected and what's not. If required, you may create a number of sets of login details for exactly the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Securing any folder with a password will be really easy if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that's integrated into the Hepsia CP, will allow you to pick the particular folder that you want to protect with a few clicks and all you'll need to type will be the username and the password that'll be used to access it subsequently. You won't encounter any troubles even if you have not had a hosting account before, due to the fact that you do not need any previous knowledge or programming skills to enable the feature. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you will be able to create different usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so lots of people shall be able to access a certain folder with their own login credentials. You will be able to see the protected folders at a glance either in precisely the same section of the CP or within the File Manager section where you will identify them by their tiny padlock icons.