A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals could check out its content. This option may be used for the primary folder of a particular website or just for a particular subfolder based on your requirements. For instance, when you are developing a new website and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you might want to prohibit the access to it entirely, while if you want only some people to be able to access specific files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the rest of the Internet site could be seen by everybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor enters are not right. 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
When you use any of our web hosting solutions, you shall be able to set up password-protected areas without difficulty even if you have zero experience with this type of matters. We have built in a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you shall be able to shield any folder within just seconds. You'll simply have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which must be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type the desired username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Any protected folder shall have padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see instantly what content is secured and what is not. If required, you can create a number of sets of login credentials for the exact same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
You shall be able to set up password protection for any content which you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We have integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel using which you shall be able to enable the feature with several mouse clicks and without any difficulties, even if you are not quite tech-savvy. You will simply have to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder that needs to be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection will take effect at once, so if you make an effort to open the password-protected URL within your web browser, you'll have to input the newly created login credentials before you proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of people, so you'll not have to share the same login credentials with everyone. Any password-protected folder shall have a tiny padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this type of folders in no time.