A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people can check out its content. This option could be used for the primary folder of a specific site or just for a certain subfolder depending on your requirements. For example, if you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you have to limit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you want only some people to be able to access certain files, you can password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the website may be seen by anyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters are not correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting
Creating a password-protected area shall take just several clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites inside a shared web hosting account with our company. You'll not have to do anything challenging - you'll need to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be protected, and then to enter the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. When a number of people require their own login details, there will not be a problem to create numerous different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this option is activated. If you would like to deactivate the protection function for any folder, you can disable it from the same section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Securing any folder with a password will be really easy if you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that is built into the Hepsia CP, will enable you to choose the specific folder which you want to secure with a couple of clicks and all you will need to input shall be the username and the password that'll be used to access it later. You'll not encounter any troubles even if you haven't had a website hosting account before, because you don't need any previous knowledge or programming skills to activate the feature. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you'll be able to create different usernames for the very same password-protected area, so numerous individuals shall be able to access a given folder with their own login credentials. You shall be able to see the protected folders easily either in the same section of the CP or inside the File Manager section where you will identify them by their little padlock icons.