A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals may observe its content. This function may be used for the primary folder of a given Internet site or exclusively for a particular subfolder based upon your needs. As an example, when you are creating a new site and you don't want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you should limit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site could be seen by anyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor types in are not right. Even a direct link to a file won't work provided any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
When you use any of our shared hosting products, you can make password-protected areas easily even if you have no experience with this type of matters. We've built in a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts, so you'll be able to shield any folder within just seconds. You'll simply have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder which has to be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to enter the username and password which will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Each protected folder will have a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see easily what content is protected and what's not. If required, you can make a number of sets of login details for precisely the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Protecting any folder with a password shall be very simple if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that is built into the Hepsia Control Panel, will permit you to choose the particular folder which you want to protect with a few clicks and all you will need to input will be the username and the password that'll be used to access it afterwards. You'll not encounter any troubles even if you have not had a hosting account before, considering that you don't need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to activate the function. If you repeat the same basic steps, you shall be able to create many usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so numerous individuals will be able to access a given folder with their own login details. You'll be able to see the protected folders instantly either in the same section of the Control Panel or within the File Manager section where you'll recognize them by their small padlock icons.