A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people could check out its content. This feature could be used for the primary folder of a particular website or exclusively for a particular subfolder in accordance with your requirements. For example, if you are building a new website and you don't want people to see it before it is completely ready, you should restrict the access to it completely, while if you would like only some people to be able to access specific files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the Internet site can be seen by everyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor enters are not correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting
If you use any of our cloud website hosting solutions, you can make password-protected areas effortlessly even if you don't have any experience with such matters. We have integrated an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts, so you shall be able to secure any folder within merely seconds. You will simply have to select a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder which has to be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to input the desired username and password which will be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Each secured folder will have a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see immediately what content is protected and what is not. When necessary, you can create a number of sets of login details for precisely the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Securing any folder with a password shall be easy if you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that's integrated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will enable you to choose the exact folder which you want to secure with a couple of clicks and all you'll have to type shall be the username and the password that'll be used to access it later on. You'll not experience any difficulties even if you haven't had a hosting account before, since you do not need any previous knowledge or programming skills to switch on the feature. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you'll be able to create numerous usernames for the very same password-protected area, so a number of people shall be able to access a certain folder with their own login credentials. You will be able to see the secured folders easily either in exactly the same section of the Control Panel or in the File Manager section where you'll recognize them by their small padlock icons.