A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people could view its content. This feature could be used for the primary folder of a specific website or only for a specific subfolder in accordance with your preferences. As an illustration, if you are developing a new site and you don't want people to see it before it's ready, you might want to prohibit the access to it completely, and if you need only some people to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the website may be seen by everyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs are not correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting
With the password protection tool that is included with each and every shared web hosting
package that we provide, you'll be able to shield any content which you have in your account with merely a few mouse clicks. Due to the fact that the tool is a component of our ground breaking Hepsia Control Panel, it provides exactly the same uncomplicated interface and you'll not require any special skills to use it. As soon as you check out the Password Protection section, you'll have to choose one of the domains or subdomains you have in the account and then choose whether the protection should be active for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then enter the username and the password that you would like and you'll be set. A small padlock symbol in the File Manager section will tell you that a specific folder is password-protected. In the same exact way you shall be able to include a number of usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to create password protection for any content that you have in your semi-dedicated server
account. We've integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel using which you will be able to activate the function with a number of mouse clicks and without any troubles, even if you're not very tech-savvy. You will simply need to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder which needs to be protected (the primary folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection shall take effect immediately, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL in your web browser, you'll have to type the newly created login credentials in order to proceed. Additionally, you'll be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of people, so you will not need to share the same login credentials with anybody. Each password-protected folder will have a tiny padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize this sort of folders easily.