A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people could check out its content. This option can be used for the main folder of a particular website or only for a particular subfolder depending on your preferences. As an example, if you are developing a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you should prohibit the access to it completely, whereas if you need only some people to be able to access certain files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the website could be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor types in aren't right. Even a direct link to a file won't work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting
All of our Linux shared website hosting
feature an incredibly useful tool that will allow you to secure any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with simply two mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia website hosting CP, you'll only have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which has to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password that should be used to access the content in question. The function will be turned on right away, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to input the login information. You may set up or remove many usernames for the exact same folder, if required. When you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be marked with a compact padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will take a few mouse clicks to activate the password protection feature for any folder that you have, when you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
. We have a very handy tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without any experience. It's a part of the Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage your new account and when you log in and visit the Password Protection section, you will be able to pick the domain or subdomain that needs to be protected and then the specific folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see 2 boxes where you will have to type in the login name and the password that will be required to access the folder in question and you will be all set. By following the very same steps, you can set up a number of login credentials for the exact same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All protected folders will feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.