A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people may see its content. This function can be used for the main folder of a given site or exclusively for a particular subfolder based upon your requirements. As an example, when you are building a new website and you don't want people to see it before it's completely ready, you need to limit the access to it completely, and if you need only some people to be able to access specific files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the website can be seen by anybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor inputs are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting
When you use any of our shared website hosting solutions, you shall be able to set up password-protected areas with ease even if you have zero experience with such matters. We have incorporated a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts, so you shall be able to shield any folder within merely seconds. You will have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder which has to be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type the desired username and password that will be used to access the folder in question later on. Every protected folder will have a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to see easily what content is secured and what is not. If necessary, you can make several different sets of login details for precisely the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You shall be able to create password protection for any content which you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We've included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel where you will be able to enable the function with a few clicks and with no complications, even if you are not really tech-savvy. You'll only need to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder which should be protected (the main folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection shall take effect at once, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL in your Internet browser, you will have to type in the newly created login details in order to proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of people, so you will not have to share the same login credentials with everybody. Each password-protected folder shall have a compact padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this kind of folders in no time.