A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals may check out its content. This feature can be used for the main folder of a given website or exclusively for a certain subfolder depending on your preferences. For example, if you are creating a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you might want to restrict the access to it as a whole, and if you want only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the website could be seen by everybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor enters are not right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting
All of our shared website hosting plans include an exceptionally handy tool which will enable you to shield any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with simply two mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you'll simply have to visit the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which needs to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to input the username and the password that have to be used in order to access the content in question. The function will be activated immediately, so in case you attempt to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to enter the login information. You could create or remove a number of usernames for the same folder, when necessary. When you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be shown with a compact padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Securing any folder with a password shall be easy if you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that is incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will enable you to pick the exact folder you'd like to secure with a couple of clicks and all you will need to input shall be the username and the password that'll be used to access it afterwards. You'll not encounter any issues even if you haven't had a website hosting account before, due to the fact that you do not need any previous knowledge or programming skills to enable the feature. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you will be able to create different usernames for the very same password-protected area, so lots of people will be able to access a particular folder with their own login details. You'll be able to see the secured folders very easily either in the same section of the Control Panel or in the File Manager section where you shall detect them by their tiny padlock icons.