A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals could see its content. This function can be used for the primary folder of a certain Internet site or only for a certain subfolder based on your needs. As an example, when you are creating a new site and you do not want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you may want to restrict the access to it entirely, while if you need only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the Internet site can be seen by everyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor inputs are not right. Even a direct link to a file will not work if any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting
With the password protection tool provided with each cloud web hosting
package which we offer, you'll be able to protect any content that you have in your account with just a few clicks. As the tool is a component of our ground breaking Hepsia CP, it provides the same simple interface and you'll not need any special skills to use it. Once you check out the Password Protection section, you will need to choose one of the domains or subdomains which you have within the account and then decide if the protection should be turned on for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then type in the username and the password that you would like and you'll be ready. A small padlock icon inside the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the exact same way you will be able to include numerous usernames and passwords for the same folder if you would like several people to have their own login credentials.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
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 hosting Control Panel through which you will be able to switch on the function with a number of clicks and without any difficulties, even if you're not really tech-savvy. You will only have to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder that needs to be protected (the main folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection shall take effect immediately, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL inside your web browser, you'll have to type the newly created login details before you can proceed. You will also 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. Each password-protected folder will have a little padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize such folders with ease.