A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people could check out its content. This option can be used for the primary folder of a given site or only for a specific subfolder depending on the needs you have. As an illustration, if you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it is ready, you might want to prohibit the access to it altogether, whereas if you want only some people to be able to access certain files, you may password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the Internet site may be seen by anyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
With the password protection tool that comes with each and every shared hosting plan that we provide, you will be able to secure any content which you have inside your account with only a few mouse clicks. Because the tool is a component of our ground breaking Hepsia Control Panel, it features the same simple interface and you shall not require any special skills to use it. When you go to the Password Protection section, you will have to pick one of the domains or subdomains you have within the account and then choose whether the protection should be activated for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then enter the username and the password that you would like and you shall be all set to go. A little padlock symbol in the File Manager section will tell you that a specific folder is password-protected. In the very same way you'll be able to add many usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Securing any folder with a password will be very easy if you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that's incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will permit you to choose the particular folder you'd like to secure with a couple of clicks and all you'll have to input shall be the username and the password that'll be used to access it later on. You will not experience any problems even if you haven't had a website hosting account before, since you don't need any previous knowledge or programming skills to switch on the feature. If you repeat the same basic steps, you shall be able to create numerous usernames for the very same password-protected area, so lots of people shall be able to access a given folder with their own login details. You'll be able to see the secured folders at a glance either in precisely the same section of the CP or in the File Manager section where you shall detect them by their tiny padlock icons.