A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people may observe its content. This function can be used for the main folder of a specific Internet site or just for a particular subfolder in accordance with the needs you have. As an illustration, if you are building a new site and you do not want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you should limit the access to it altogether, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the Internet site may be seen by anyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters are not correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Hosting
If you use any of our hosting solutions, you will be able to make password-protected areas with ease even if you don't have any experience with this type of matters. We've built in a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all accounts, so you will be able to shield any folder within a matter of seconds. You'll only have to select a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that should be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type the desired username and password which will be used to access the folder in question later on. Each and every protected folder shall have padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to see instantly what content is secured and what's not. When necessary, you can make a number of different sets of login credentials for precisely the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will require several clicks to turn on the password protection feature for any folder that you have, when you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers. We have an extremely helpful tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people with no experience. It is an element of the Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you will be able to select the domain or subdomain that should be secured and then the particular folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see 2 boxes where you will have to enter the login name and the password that will be required to access the folder in question and you'll be good to go. By following the very same steps, you can set up a variety of login credentials for the same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.