A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people could look at its content. This feature could be used for the main folder of a given website or just for a certain subfolder in accordance with your needs. As an example, when you are developing a new website and you do not want people to see it before it's completely ready, you should restrict the access to it entirely, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the site could be seen by anybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
All our web hosting plans come with an exceptionally convenient tool that'll permit you to protect any folder in your account from unauthorized access with only 2 mouse clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia website hosting CP, you'll just have to go to the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that has to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to input the username and the password which should be used so as to access the content in question. The function shall be active straightaway, so if you attempt to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to input the login info. You could set up or remove a number of usernames for the same folder, if needed. When you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be shown with a compact padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will require just a few mouse clicks to activate the password protection feature for any folder you have, if you use one of our semi-dedicated plans. We have an extremely practical tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people without any experience. It is included in the Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage your new account and when you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you will be able to select the domain or subdomain that needs to be secured and then the specific folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see 2 boxes in which you will have to input the login name and the password that will be necessary to access the folder in question and you'll be all set to go. By following exactly the same steps, you can set up many different login credentials for the same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All secured folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.