A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals may see its content. This option can be used for the primary folder of a certain site or exclusively for a certain subfolder depending on the needs you have. As an illustration, if you are building a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being ready, you may want to prohibit the access to it as a whole, and if you want only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the website may be seen by everyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor inputs aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work if any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
All of our Linux shared hosting include an exceptionally convenient tool which will permit you to secure any folder within your account from unauthorized access with only two mouse clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you will only have to go to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that has to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type in the username and the password that should be used so as to access the content in question. The function will be active immediately, so in case you attempt to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to type in the login info. You may set up or remove numerous usernames for the same folder, when necessary. When you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be marked with a little padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will take a few mouse clicks to activate the password protection feature for any folder which you have, if you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting. We have an exceptionally effective tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people with no experience. It's part of the Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage your new account as soon as you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you will be able to choose the domain or subdomain which should be protected and then the specific folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see 2 boxes in which you shall have to enter the login name and the password which will be required to access the folder in question and you'll be all set. By following precisely the same steps, you can create a variety of login credentials for the same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All protected folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.