A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals could observe its content. This feature can be used for the primary folder of a specific website or exclusively for a specific subfolder depending on your needs. For instance, if you are building a new site and you do not want people to see it before it's completely ready, you need to limit the access to it entirely, whereas if you need only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the website can be seen by everyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor types in are not right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work if any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
If you use any of our web hosting products, you shall be able to create password-protected areas with ease even if you have zero experience with this kind of matters. We've incorporated a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia CP, supplied with all accounts, so you'll be able to protect any folder within just seconds. You'll simply have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder which must be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type the username and password that will be used to access the folder in question later on. Any protected folder shall have padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see instantly what content is protected and what is not. When necessary, you can make several different sets of login credentials for the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to secure any content that you've uploaded via our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it is a part of, so you'll not need to input any code at any time. You will simply need to pick one of the domains/subdomains which you have inside the web hosting account and to pick which folder should be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You can then type the username and the password, which will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be ready. The protection will be switched on instantly, so anyone who tries to access the freshly secured folder shall have to input the accurate login details. If various individuals must be able to access precisely the same content, you could set up a separate username for each.