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 could see its content. This feature could be used for the main folder of a particular website or exclusively for a specific subfolder based on your preferences. For example, if you are building a new site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you have to restrict the access to it completely, whereas if you would like only some people to be able to access certain files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the website could be seen by everybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor inputs aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting
With the password protection tool that is included with each website hosting package which we provide, you will be able to shield any content which you have inside your account with simply a few mouse clicks. Because the tool is an element of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, it features exactly the same uncomplicated interface and you'll not need any special skills to use it. When you navigate to the Password Protection section, you will need to select one of the domains or subdomains you have in the account and then choose whether the protection should be active for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then enter the username and the password that you would like and you'll be all set. A small padlock icon inside the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the exact same way you'll be able to include numerous usernames and passwords for the same folder if you'd like several people to have their own login credentials.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Protecting any folder with a password will be very simple if you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, which is integrated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will permit you to choose the exact folder you would like to secure with a couple of mouse clicks and all you will need to input shall be the username and the password which will be used to access it later. You'll not experience any problems even if you have never had a web hosting account before, due to the fact that you do not need any previous knowledge or coding skills to switch on the feature. If you repeat the same simple steps, you shall be able to create different usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so many people shall be able to access a given folder with their own login credentials. You shall be able to see the secured folders very easily either in the very same section of the CP or in the File Manager section where you'll recognize them by their little padlock icons.