A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can check out its content. This function can be used for the main folder of a particular website or only for a specific subfolder based upon your preferences. As an example, if you are developing a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you may want to prohibit the access to it altogether, whereas if you want only some people to be able to access specific files, you'll be able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the website can be seen by anyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor enters aren't right. Even a direct link to a file won't work provided any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting
All of our Linux shared web hosting packages come with a very useful tool that'll permit you to shield any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with simply 2 mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia hosting CP, you will just have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which should be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to input the username and the password which should be used in order to access the content in question. The feature will be active at once, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to type in the login information. You could create or remove numerous usernames for the exact same folder, when necessary. If you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be indicated by a small padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will require several mouse clicks to enable the password protection feature for any folder which you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages. We have an extremely helpful tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without any experience. It is included in the Hepsia Control Panel, that you will get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and visit the Password Protection section, you shall be able to select the domain or subdomain which should be secured and then the particular folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see 2 boxes where you shall have to type the login name and the password which will be required to access the folder in question and you shall be all set to go. By following precisely the same steps, you can set up many different login credentials for the exact same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All secured folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.