A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people could check out its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a given Internet site or only for a certain subfolder depending on the needs you have. For example, when you are creating a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's ready, you have to restrict the access to it completely, whereas if you want only some people to be able to access certain files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the Internet site may be seen by everybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
With the password protection tool that is included with each web hosting
package that we provide, you shall be able to protect any content which you have in your account with simply a few clicks. Because the tool is a component of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel, it features the exact same simple interface and you shall not need any special skills to use it. Once you navigate to the Password Protection section, you will have to select one of the domains or subdomains that you have within the account and then decide if the protection should be turned on for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then type the username and the password that you would like and you'll be all set. A small padlock icon within the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the exact same way you'll be able to add a number of usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to set up password protection for any content you have inside your semi-dedicated server
account. We've integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel using which you will be able to switch on the feature with several mouse clicks and without any complications, even if you are not really tech-savvy. You will simply have to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder that has to be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection will take effect instantaneously, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL within your browser, you'll need to type in the newly created login credentials before you can proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of people, so you'll not need to share the same login details with anyone. Each password-protected folder will have a tiny padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this kind of folders effortlessly.