A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people may see its content. This function can be used for the primary folder of a certain site or exclusively for a specific subfolder based upon your needs. For example, when you are building a new website and you don't want people to see it prior to it being ready, you might want to prohibit the access to it altogether, and if you would like only some people to be able to access certain files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the Internet site can be seen by anyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor enters aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting
If you use any of our cloud website hosting packages, you can set up password-protected areas with ease even if you have no experience with this type of matters. We have incorporated a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all accounts, so you shall be able to shield any folder within just a few seconds. You'll simply have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder which should be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type the preferred username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Each and every 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's not. When necessary, you can create a number of different sets of login credentials for precisely the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will require a couple of mouse clicks to turn on the password protection feature for any folder that you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers. We have an exceptionally helpful tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people with no experience. It's a part of the Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to manage your new account and once you log in and navigate to the Password Protection section, you shall be able to pick the domain or subdomain that needs to be protected and then the specific folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see two boxes where you shall have to input the login name and the password which will be required to access the folder in question and you shall be ready. By following the exact same steps, you are able to set up many different login credentials for the exact same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.