A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people can observe its content. This feature could be used for the primary folder of a certain site or exclusively for a specific subfolder based on your needs. As an example, if you are building a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you may want to restrict the access to it as a whole, while if you would like only some people to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the Internet site can be seen by everyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor enters aren't 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 Hosting
When you use any of our hosting products, you'll be able to make password-protected areas easily even if you don't have any experience with this kind of matters. We have integrated a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you will be able to protect any folder within just seconds. You will simply have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder which has to be secured (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 later on. Every protected folder shall have padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see easily what content is protected and what's not. When necessary, you may create a number of sets of login credentials for exactly the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Securing any folder with a password will be very simple if you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that is built into the Hepsia CP, will enable you to choose the exact folder you'd like to secure with a few mouse clicks and all you will need to type in will be the username and the password that'll be used to access it subsequently. You'll not encounter any complications even if you haven't had a website hosting account before, since you don't need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to activate the feature. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you shall be able to create different usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so lots of people shall be able to access a particular folder with their own login credentials. You will be able to see the secured folders conveniently either in the exact same section of the Control Panel or in the File Manager section where you'll recognize them by their small padlock icons.