A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people can check out its content. This option can be used for the primary folder of a specific site or just for a certain subfolder based on your requirements. For example, if you are building a new website and you do not want people to see it prior to it being ready, you may want to limit the access to it completely, while if you need only some people to be able to access specific files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the website can be seen by everybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor types in aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work given that any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting
Creating a password-protected area will take only a few mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites in a cloud hosting account with us. You shall not have to do anything difficult - you'll have to select a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it must be protected, and then to type the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals need their own login credentials, there will not be a problem to set up several different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this function is activated. If you would like to deactivate the security function for any folder, you can disable it from the same section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You shall be able to set up password protection for any content you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We have added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel using which you shall be able to activate the feature with several clicks and without any difficulties, even if you're not really tech-savvy. You'll only need to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder which must be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection shall take effect immediately, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL in your browser, you will need to type in the newly created login credentials in order to proceed. Additionally, you will be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of individuals, so you will not need to share the same login details with everyone. Any password-protected folder will have a little padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize such folders in no time.