A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals could check out its content. This feature could be used for the main folder of a particular Internet site or just for a particular subfolder depending on the needs you have. For instance, if you are creating a new site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being ready, you might want to prohibit the access to it altogether, and if you would like only some people to be able to access certain files, you can password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the Internet site can be seen by everyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor inputs are not right. Even a direct link to a file will not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
All of our Linux web hosting include an exceptionally handy tool that'll enable you to protect any folder in your account from unauthorized access with simply 2 clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you will just have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to pick 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 input the username and the password which must be used to access the content in question. The function will be activated at once, so if you attempt to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to input the login details. You could set up or remove many usernames for the same folder, if required. If you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be marked with a tiny padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to set up password protection for any content that you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We've integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel where you will be able to switch on the feature with a number of clicks and with no difficulties, even if you're not really tech-savvy. You'll simply need to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder that needs to be protected (the main folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection shall take effect instantaneously, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL inside your Internet browser, you will have to type in the newly created login details before you proceed. You will also 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 details with everyone. Each password-protected folder shall have a compact padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize this kind of folders in no time.