A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people may check out its content. This feature can be used for the primary folder of a given site or only for a specific subfolder based on your preferences. For example, when you are creating a new site and you do not want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you have to limit the access to it entirely, whereas if you need only some people to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the website could be seen by anyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor inputs aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting
When you use any of our cloud web hosting solutions, you can set up password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have no experience with this type of matters. We have included a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you shall be able to secure any folder within a matter of seconds. You will simply have to select a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that should be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to enter the desired username and password which will be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Any protected folder will have a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see easily what content is protected and what's not. When necessary, you can make a number of different sets of login credentials for exactly the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to create password protection for any content which you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We have integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel through which you will be able to switch on the function with several clicks and with no troubles, even if you're not very tech-savvy. You'll only need to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder which has to be protected (the primary folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection will take effect at once, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL inside your Internet browser, you'll need to enter the newly created login details before you proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of people, so you'll not need to share the same login credentials with everybody. Any password-protected folder will have a little padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this kind of folders with ease.