A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals could look at its content. This feature may be used for the main folder of a particular website or just for a particular subfolder depending on your needs. For instance, when you are developing a new website and you don't want people to see it before it is completely ready, you should restrict the access to it completely, and if you would like only some people to be able to access specific files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site could be seen by anyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor enters 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 Website Hosting
With the password protection tool provided with every website hosting
package deal which we provide, you shall be able to shield any content that you have within your account with only a few mouse clicks. Because the tool is part of our innovative Hepsia CP, it provides the exact same simple interface and you shall not need any special skills to use it. When you visit the Password Protection section, you'll have to select one of the domains or subdomains you have inside the account and then choose whether the protection should be active for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then enter the username and the password that you want and you shall be set. A small padlock symbol in the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the very same way you will be able to include numerous usernames and passwords for the same folder if you'd like several people to have their own login credentials.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Securing any folder with a password will be easy if you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server
account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that is built into the Hepsia Control Panel, will enable you to choose the particular folder which you want to protect with a couple of clicks and all you'll have to type in shall be the username and the password which will be used to access it afterwards. You'll not encounter any difficulties even if you have never had a website hosting account before, considering that you do not need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to enable the function. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you'll be able to set up numerous usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so lots of people will be able to access a particular folder with their own login details. You will be able to see the protected folders very easily either in the exact same section of the Control Panel or within the File Manager section where you will recognize them by their tiny padlock icons.