A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people can look at its content. This feature could be used for the main folder of a particular Internet site or just for a specific subfolder in accordance with your requirements. As an example, when you are developing a new website and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you should limit the access to it as a whole, and if you want only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you can password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the site can be seen by anybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor types in aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting
When you use any of our cloud hosting solutions, you'll be able to set up password-protected areas without difficulty even if you have zero experience with this type of matters. We have included a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you'll be able to secure any folder within just a few seconds. You'll simply have to select a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that should be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type in the desired username and password which will be used to access the folder in question in the future. Each protected folder shall have padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see immediately what content is secured and what is not. If necessary, you can make several different sets of login credentials for the exact same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Securing any folder with a password will be very simple if you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that's incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will enable you to choose the specific folder which you want to secure with a few clicks and all you will have to type will be the username and the password that'll be used to access it later on. You won't experience any problems even if you have never had a hosting account before, since you do not need any previous knowledge or coding skills to enable the function. If you repeat the same simple steps, you will be able to set up various usernames for the same password-protected area, so many people shall be able to access a given folder with their own login credentials. You'll be able to see the protected folders very easily either in the exact same section of the CP or in the File Manager section where you'll identify them by their small padlock icons.