A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals could look at its content. This feature can be used for the main folder of a certain Internet site or only for a certain subfolder based upon the needs you have. As an example, if you are building a new site and you don't want people to see it before it's 100% 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 could password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site may be seen by everybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor enters are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting
If you use any of our shared website hosting solutions, you'll be able to create password-protected areas with ease even if you have no experience with this sort of matters. We've incorporated a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts, so you will be able to secure any folder within a matter of seconds. You'll only have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which should be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type in the username and password that will be used to access the folder in question in the future. Every secured folder will have a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see instantly what content is protected and what's not. If needed, you could make a number of sets of login credentials for the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Protecting any folder with a password will be very easy if you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that is incorporated into the Hepsia CP, will allow you to select the particular folder you'd like to protect with a few clicks and all you'll need to type in will be the username and the password that will be used to access it later on. You won't experience any issues even if you have not had a web hosting account before, since you do not need any previous knowledge or coding skills to switch on the function. If you repeat the same basic steps, you shall be able to create many usernames for the same password-protected area, so many people will be able to access a given folder with their own login details. You will be able to see the protected folders easily either in precisely the same section of the Control Panel or in the File Manager section where you'll identify them by their small padlock icons.