A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people could check out its content. This option may be used for the primary folder of a specific site or just for a certain subfolder depending on the needs you have. As an example, when you are creating a new website and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you need to limit the access to it altogether, while if you want only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the site can be seen by everybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor types in are not right. Even a direct link to a file won't work given that any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
All our Linux shared hosting packages include a very handy tool that will enable you to secure any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with only two clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you will only have to go to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which should be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password which must be used to access the content in question. The feature shall be active straightaway, so in case you try to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to type in the login details. You could set up or remove numerous usernames for the very same folder, if required. When you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be marked with a tiny padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You shall be able to set up password protection for any content which you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We have included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel using which you will be able to switch on the function with several clicks and without any problems, even if you're not really tech-savvy. You will only need to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder that has to be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection shall take effect right away, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL inside your web browser, you will need to type the newly created login details in order to proceed. Additionally, you will 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 everybody. Any password-protected folder shall have a compact padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this type of folders easily.