A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals could check out its content. This option could be used for the primary folder of a given site or exclusively for a particular subfolder based upon your needs. As an illustration, if you are developing a new website and you don't want people to see it before it's ready, you might want to limit the access to it entirely, whereas if you would like only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site could be seen by anyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if 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 Cloud Web Hosting
If you use any of our cloud web hosting solutions, you will be able to create password-protected areas with ease even if you have no experience with such matters. We've integrated an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts, so you'll be able to secure any folder within a matter of seconds. You'll simply have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder which must be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type in the preferred username and password which will be used to access the folder in question later on. Any protected folder will have a 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 can create a number of sets of login details for precisely the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to shield any content which you have uploaded using our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it's a part of, so you'll not have to enter any code at any time. You will simply have to pick one of the domains/subdomains you have in the web hosting account and to pick which folder needs to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You may then input the username and the password, that will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you'll be ready. The protection will be switched on straightaway, so anyone who tries to access the recently protected folder shall have to enter the correct login information. In case several individuals should be able to open exactly the same content, you could set up a separate username for each of them.