A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can look at its content. This feature may be used for the main folder of a particular Internet site or exclusively for a certain subfolder depending on your preferences. As an example, if you are creating a new site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you should prohibit the access to it completely, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the website can be seen by anybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor enters aren't right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting
When you use any of our website hosting solutions, you will be able to create password-protected areas easily even if you have zero experience with this type of matters. We have built in an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts, so you will be able to secure any folder within a matter of seconds. You will have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder that should be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type the username and password that 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 at a glance what content is protected and what's not. If required, you could make a number of different sets of login details for the exact same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to protect any content that you've uploaded by using our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it's part of, so you will not have to enter any code at any time. You will only have to pick one of the domains/subdomains you have in the web hosting account and to select which folder should be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You may then enter the username and the password, which will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be ready. The protection will be turned on straightaway, so anyone who attempts to access the newly protected folder will have to input the correct login details. If various people should be able to access the exact same content, you could make a separate username for each one.