A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people could see its content. This option may be used for the main folder of a particular website or exclusively for a specific subfolder based on the needs you have. For instance, when you are building a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's completely ready, you may want to limit the access to it entirely, whereas if you need only some people to be able to access particular files, you can password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the website could be seen by everybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor enters 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
With the password protection tool that is included with each web hosting package deal which we provide, you'll be able to shield any content that you have in your account with only a few clicks. Since the tool is a component of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, it provides the exact same uncomplicated interface and you will not need any special skills to use it. Once you navigate to the Password Protection section, you'll need to choose one of the domains or subdomains you have inside the account and then decide whether the protection should be activated for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then input the username and the password that you would like and you shall be all set to go. A little padlock icon inside the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the exact same way you'll be able to add numerous usernames and passwords for the same folder if you would like several people to have their own login credentials.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Protecting any folder with a password will be quite simple if you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that is built into the Hepsia CP, will allow you to choose the particular folder you'd like to secure with a few clicks and all you'll have to type in shall be the username and the password that will be used to access it later. You won't experience any issues even if you have not had a hosting account before, since you do not need any previous knowledge or programming skills to switch on the function. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you'll be able to create numerous usernames for the same password-protected area, so numerous individuals shall be able to access a certain folder with their own login credentials. You will be able to see the protected folders conveniently either in the very same section of the Control Panel or within the File Manager section where you'll identify them by their tiny padlock icons.