A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people can check out its content. This feature could be used for the primary folder of a certain site or exclusively for a particular subfolder based upon the needs you have. As an example, if you are building a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being ready, you may want to limit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you need only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the site could be seen by everyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor inputs are not right. Even a direct link to a file will not work if any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area will take no more than several mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites within a shared hosting account with us. You will not have to do anything difficult - you'll need to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be protected, and then to type in the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. When a number of people require their own login details, there won't be a problem to make numerous different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will always know where this option is activated. If you'd like to deactivate the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the very same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to set up password protection for any content which you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We've integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel using which you shall be able to switch on the function with several clicks and with no complications, even if you are not really tech-savvy. You'll simply need to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder which needs to be protected (the main folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection will take effect immediately, so if you make an effort to open the password-protected URL within your web browser, you will have to type in the newly created login details in order to proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of people, so you'll not need to share the same login details with everyone. Any password-protected folder shall have a small padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize this sort of folders easily.