A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals can check out its content. This feature could be used for the main folder of a specific website or exclusively for a certain subfolder depending on your preferences. For example, when you are developing a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's completely ready, you need to restrict the access to it altogether, while if you need only some people to be able to access specific files, you can password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the website could be seen by anyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor types in are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting
With the password protection tool that comes with every cloud web hosting package that we offer, you shall be able to shield any content that you have inside your account with simply a few clicks. As the tool is an element of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel, it features the same simple interface and you will not need any special skills to use it. When you navigate to the Password Protection section, you'll need to pick one of the domains or subdomains you have in the account and then decide whether the protection should be switched on for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then type in the username and the password that you'd like and you'll be all set. A small padlock icon inside the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the same way you'll be able to include numerous usernames and passwords for the same folder if you'd like several people to have their own login credentials.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will require a few mouse clicks to turn on the password protection feature for any folder you have, if you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. We have an extremely practical tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without experience. It is part of the Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage your new account and when you log in and check out the Password Protection section, you'll be able to pick the domain or subdomain that needs to be protected and then the exact folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see 2 boxes in which you will need to enter the login name and the password which will be needed to access the folder in question and you will be ready. By following exactly the same steps, you are able to create a variety of login credentials for the exact same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.