A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people may view its content. This feature may be used for the primary folder of a particular website or only for a certain subfolder in accordance with the needs you have. As an illustration, when you are building a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you need to limit the access to it altogether, whereas if you need only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the Internet site can be seen by everybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor types in are not right. Even a direct link to a file won't work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting
If you use any of our cloud hosting solutions, you'll be able to set up password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have zero experience with such matters. We've built in a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts, so you will be able to shield any folder within a matter of seconds. You'll simply have to select a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which must be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to enter the preferred username and password that will be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Every protected folder will have a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see at a glance what content is secured and what is not. When necessary, you can create several different sets of login details for exactly the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to set up password protection for any content that you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We've included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel using which you will be able to enable the feature with a number of mouse clicks and without any complications, even if you're not very tech-savvy. You will simply have to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder which 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 in your web browser, you'll have to enter the newly created login details before you proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of people, so you'll not have to share the same login details with anyone. Each password-protected folder will have a compact padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize such folders in no time.