A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people can view its content. This function can be used for the main folder of a particular Internet site or only for a certain subfolder in accordance with your preferences. For example, when you are developing a new site and you don't want people to see it before it's completely ready, you might want to prohibit the access to it entirely, and if you want only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you may password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the Internet site can be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor inputs aren't right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting
When you use any of our cloud hosting solutions, you can create password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have no experience with this type of matters. We have incorporated a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you will be able to secure any folder within a matter of seconds. You will have to select a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder which must be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to enter the preferred username and password which will be used to access the folder in question in the future. Every secured folder shall have padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see instantly what content is protected and what's not. If necessary, you can create several different sets of login details for the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will require several clicks to turn on the password protection function for any folder you have, if you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages. We have a very practical tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without any experience. It is included in the Hepsia CP, that you will get to manage your new account as soon as you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you will be able to pick the domain or subdomain that should be protected and then the exact folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see two boxes in which you will have to input the login name and the password that will be necessary to access the folder in question and you will be good to go. By following the very same steps, you can set up a variety of login credentials for the very same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.