A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people could view its content. This option could be used for the main folder of a given site or exclusively for a particular subfolder based on your requirements. As an example, if you are creating a new site and you don't want people to see it before it's completely ready, you might want to restrict the access to it altogether, whereas if you need only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the site can be seen by anyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor inputs aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting
If you use any of our cloud hosting packages, you'll be able to set up password-protected areas without difficulty even if you have no experience with such matters. We have included a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts, so you will be able to protect any folder within a matter of seconds. You will have to select a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder which should be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type the desired username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Each and every secured folder shall have padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see instantly what content is protected and what's not. If needed, you can make a number of different sets of login details for the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
You shall be able to create password protection for any content you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We've integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel via which you shall be able to switch on the feature with a number of clicks and with no complications, even if you're not quite tech-savvy. You will simply need to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder that needs to be secured (the main folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection shall take effect at once, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL inside your browser, you'll have to input the newly created login credentials in order to proceed. Additionally, you'll be able to give different usernames for the very same folder to a number of people, so you will not have to share the same login credentials with anybody. Each password-protected folder will have a little padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize this type of folders effortlessly.