A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can view its content. This option can be used for the primary folder of a specific website or just for a specific subfolder based on your preferences. As an example, if you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it before it's completely ready, you may want to limit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you would like only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you'll be able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the website can be seen by everyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work if any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting
With the password protection tool that is included with every single cloud website hosting
package deal which we provide, you will be able to shield any content that you have inside your account with simply a few mouse clicks. Due to the fact that the tool is part of our ground breaking Hepsia Control Panel, it features the same simple interface and you'll not require any special skills to use it. When you visit the Password Protection section, you will need to select one of the domains or subdomains that you have in the account and then choose whether the protection should be activated for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then enter the username and the password you want and you shall be ready. A little padlock symbol in the File Manager section will tell you that a specific folder is password-protected. In the same way you will be able to add many usernames and passwords for the same folder if you'd like several people to have their own login credentials.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You shall be able to create password protection for any content which you have in your semi-dedicated server
account. We've included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel via which you shall be able to switch on the feature with several mouse clicks and with no troubles, even if you're not very tech-savvy. You'll only have to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder that has to be protected (the main folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection shall take effect instantly, so if you try to open the password-protected URL inside your web browser, you'll have to input the newly created login details in order to proceed. Additionally, you will be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of individuals, so you will not need to share the same login details with everybody. Any password-protected folder will have a tiny padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize this kind of folders effortlessly.