A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals may observe its content. This feature could be used for the main folder of a specific Internet site or exclusively for a particular subfolder based on the needs you have. As an illustration, when you are developing a new site and you do not want people to see it before it is ready, you might want to prohibit the access to it altogether, whereas if you need only some people to be able to access particular files, you can password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the website could be seen by everybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work given that any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting
When you use any of our shared web hosting solutions, you'll be able to set up password-protected areas with ease even if you have zero experience with this kind of matters. We've incorporated an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia CP, supplied with all accounts, so you shall be able to secure any folder within merely seconds. You will have to select a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder which must be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type the preferred username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question at some point. Any secured folder shall have padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see easily what content is secured and what's not. If required, you may create a number of sets of login credentials for exactly the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Protecting any folder with a password will be very easy if you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, which is built into the Hepsia Control Panel, will permit you to select the specific folder that you want to protect with a couple of clicks and all you'll need to type will be the username and the password that will be used to access it later. You'll not encounter any troubles even if you have not had a web hosting account before, because you don't need any previous knowledge or coding skills to activate the feature. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you shall be able to set up numerous usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so a number of people shall be able to access a particular 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 inside the File Manager section where you shall recognize them by their tiny padlock icons.