A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people can check out its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a specific website or exclusively for a certain subfolder depending on your needs. As an illustration, when you are creating a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you need to prohibit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you would like only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the Internet site may be seen by everyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor enters are not accurate. 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
All of our cloud hosting plans come with a really convenient tool which will enable you to secure any folder within your account from unauthorized access with simply 2 mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you will only have to visit the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that should be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password which have to be used in order to access the content in question. The function shall be turned on straightaway, so if you try to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to input the login credentials. You could set up or remove numerous usernames for the very same folder, if required. If you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be shown with a little padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Securing any folder with a password will be very simple if you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that's incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will enable you to pick the specific folder that you want to protect with a couple of mouse clicks and all you will need to input shall be the username and the password which will be used to access it subsequently. You will not experience any issues even if you haven't had a website hosting account before, due to the fact that you don't need any previous knowledge or programming skills to switch on the function. If you repeat the same simple steps, you shall be able to create various usernames for the same password-protected area, so lots of people will be able to access a particular folder with their own login credentials. You shall be able to see the secured folders conveniently either in the exact same section of the Control Panel or in the File Manager section where you shall recognize them by their little padlock icons.