A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people may look at its content. This option may be used for the main folder of a certain Internet site or only for a particular subfolder based on your preferences. As an illustration, if you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it before it is completely ready, you may want to limit the access to it entirely, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the website may be seen by everybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor types in aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
If you use any of our web hosting plans, you will be able to set up password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have zero experience with this kind of matters. We've included a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts, so you shall be able to secure any folder within merely seconds. You'll only have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which must be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to enter the username and password that will be used to access the folder in question in the future. Any protected folder shall have padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see at a glance what content is secured and what is not. If needed, you can create a number of different sets of login credentials for precisely the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Securing any folder with a password will be very simple if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, which is incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will allow you to choose the particular folder you'd like to protect with a couple of mouse clicks and all you'll have to input will be the username and the password that'll be used to access it later on. You'll not encounter any complications even if you have never had a website hosting account before, since you don't need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to switch on the function. 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 credentials. You will be able to see the secured folders instantly either in precisely the same section of the CP or in the File Manager section where you shall detect them by their tiny padlock icons.