A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals may view its content. This function may be used for the main folder of a particular website or just for a certain subfolder in accordance with your preferences. As an illustration, if you are developing a new site and you do not want people to see it before it's completely ready, you might want to prohibit the access to it completely, while if you want only some people to be able to access particular files, you could password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the website can 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 shall not work if any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area shall take just a couple of clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites in a cloud hosting account with us. You won't need to do anything difficult - you will have to choose a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it has to be protected, and then to input the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. If a number of people need their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to create a number of different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will always know where this function is active. If you want to deactivate the security feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the exact same section of the CP where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to create password protection for any content which you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We have added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel where you shall be able to switch on the feature with several mouse clicks and with no difficulties, even if you're not very tech-savvy. You will simply have to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder that has to be secured (the main folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection will take effect at once, so if you make an effort to open the password-protected URL in your web browser, you will have to enter the newly created login credentials before you proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of individuals, so you'll not need to share the same login details with everybody. Each password-protected folder will have a compact padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this type of folders effortlessly.