A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals can look at its content. This function may be used for the main folder of a given website or only for a certain subfolder in accordance with your requirements. As an illustration, if you are building a new website and you do not want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you should restrict the access to it altogether, and if you want only some people to be able to access specific files, you'll be able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site may be seen by everyone. Regardless, 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 if any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
If you use any of our shared hosting solutions, you'll be able to set up password-protected areas effortlessly even if you don't have any experience with this kind of matters. We have incorporated a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with all accounts, so you will be able to shield any folder within a matter of seconds. You'll only have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which has to be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type the desired username and password which will be used to access the folder in question in the future. Any secured folder shall have padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will be able to see instantly what content is protected and what's not. If needed, you can create a number of sets of login credentials for the exact same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to protect any content which you have uploaded through our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it's part of, so you'll not have to enter any code at any time. You'll only have to pick one of the domains/subdomains which you have inside the website hosting account and to determine which folder has to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You may then enter the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you'll be ready. The protection will be activated instantly, so anybody who attempts to access the freshly secured folder shall have to input the right login info. In cases where various people have to be able to access exactly the same content, you can create a separate username for each of them.