A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people may see its content. This option can be used for the main folder of a given site or just for a particular subfolder based upon your preferences. As an example, if you are creating a new website and you don't want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you might want to limit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you could password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the website can 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 shall not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
With the password protection tool that is included with every web hosting package deal which we offer, you shall be able to shield any content that you have inside your account with just a few clicks. Since the tool is an element of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel, it offers the same simple interface and you will not require any special skills to use it. As soon as you visit the Password Protection section, you will have to pick one of the domains or subdomains you have within the account and then choose whether the protection should be switched on for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then type in the username and the password that you would like and you'll be all set. A tiny padlock symbol inside the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the same way you will be able to add numerous usernames and passwords for the same folder if you would like several people to have their own login credentials.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall be able to shield any content which you have uploaded using our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it's a part of, so you will not have to enter any code at any time. You'll simply need to choose one of the domains/subdomains you have in the hosting account and to pick which folder must be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You may then input the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be ready. The protection will be enabled straightaway, so anyone that tries to access the freshly protected folder shall have to input the accurate login info. If various people should be able to open the exact same content, you can create a separate username for each of them.