A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people can observe its content. This option could be used for the main folder of a certain website or only for a particular subfolder in accordance with your requirements. For example, when you are developing a new website and you do not want people to see it prior to it being ready, you need to prohibit the access to it altogether, and if you need only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the website may be seen by anyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor inputs are not accurate. 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
When you use any of our shared web hosting plans, you shall be able to set up password-protected areas without difficulty even if you have no experience with this kind of matters. We've built in a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts, so you will be able to secure any folder within merely seconds. You'll only have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which must be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to input the desired username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Each protected folder will have a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will be able to see at a glance what content is secured and what's not. If needed, you can create a number of different sets of login credentials for exactly the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will require several clicks to activate the password protection feature for any folder you have, if you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers. We have a very helpful tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people with no experience. It's a part of the Hepsia CP, which you will get to manage your new account and once you log in and navigate to the Password Protection section, you will be able to select the domain or subdomain that needs to be secured and then the exact folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see 2 boxes where you will have to enter the login name and the password that'll be needed to access the folder in question and you'll be ready. By following the very same steps, you will be able to create many different login credentials for the very same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All protected folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.