A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals could see its content. This function could be used for the primary folder of a given website or just for a specific subfolder based upon your requirements. For example, if you are building a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you may want to limit the access to it completely, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the site may be seen by everyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor types in aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting
All our Linux shared website hosting service come with a very useful tool that will enable you to shield any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with only two clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you will only have to visit the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that should be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type in the username and the password which should be used so as to access the content in question. The feature shall be turned on at once, so if you make an effort to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to input the login info. You can create or remove a number of usernames for the exact same folder, if necessary. If you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be shown with a tiny padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will take several mouse clicks to turn on the password protection function for any folder which you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers. We have an extremely effective tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without any experience. It's part of the Hepsia CP, which you will get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you'll be able to pick the domain or subdomain which needs to be secured and then the exact folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see 2 boxes where you will have to type the login name and the password which will be required to access the folder in question and you'll be good to go. By following the exact same steps, you are able to set up many different login credentials for the exact same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders will feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.