A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals can observe its content. This function could be used for the primary folder of a specific site or exclusively for a specific subfolder depending on your needs. For instance, when you are developing a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's ready, you need to limit the access to it altogether, while if you need only some people to be able to access particular files, you are able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the website can be seen by anyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case 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 Web Hosting
All our web hosting service come with a really handy tool that'll allow you to shield any folder within your account from unauthorized access with just two mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia website hosting CP, you will only have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which has to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password that should be used so as to access the content in question. The feature will be turned on straightaway, so if you attempt to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to type in the login credentials. You can set up or remove numerous usernames for the very same folder, if required. When you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be shown with a little padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will require a couple of mouse clicks to enable the password protection feature for any folder that you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting service. We have an exceptionally practical tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people with zero experience. It is a part of the Hepsia Control Panel, that you will get to manage your new account and when you log in and navigate to the Password Protection section, you shall be able to choose the domain or subdomain which should be protected and then the particular folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see two boxes in which you shall have to enter the login name and the password which will be needed to access the folder in question and you'll be all set. By following exactly the same steps, you are able to create many different login credentials for the same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All secured folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.