A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people may look at its content. This option may be used for the primary folder of a certain site or only for a particular subfolder in accordance with the needs you have. For instance, when you are building a new website and you do not want people to see it before it is completely ready, you have to limit the access to it altogether, and if you would like only some people to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the site could be seen by everybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting
Creating a password-protected area will take merely a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites in a website hosting
account with our company. You'll not have to do anything complex - you will need to choose a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it has to be protected, and then to type in the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. In case a number of people require their own login details, there shall not be a problem to set up numerous different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this option is active. If you want to turn off the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the exact same section of the CP in which you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You shall be able to set up password protection for any content you have in your semi-dedicated server
account. We have included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel via which you will be able to enable the feature with several clicks and without any complications, even if you are not really tech-savvy. You will simply have to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder which should be protected (the primary folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection shall take effect at once, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL within your browser, you will have to input the newly created login details before you proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the very same folder to a number of people, so you'll not need to share the same login details with everybody. Each password-protected folder will have a little padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this type of folders easily.