A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals can see its content. This option can be used for the main folder of a certain website or just for a particular subfolder based upon your needs. For example, if you are building a new website and you do not want people to see it before it is ready, you might want to limit the access to it altogether, whereas if you want only some people to be able to access certain files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the website can be seen by anyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor enters aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting
All of our cloud hosting come with a really useful tool which will allow you to secure any folder within your account from unauthorized access with only two mouse clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia hosting CP, you will only have to go to the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which should be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password that must be used so as to access the content in question. The function will be turned on right away, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to type in the login credentials. You could set up or remove multiple usernames for the exact same folder, if necessary. If you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be shown with a small padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Protecting any folder with a password shall be very simple if you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, which is incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will enable you to pick the particular folder that you want to secure with a few mouse clicks and all you will need to enter shall be the username and the password which will be used to access it subsequently. You'll not encounter any issues even if you have not had a web hosting account before, due to the fact that you do not need any previous knowledge or programming skills to switch on the feature. If you repeat the same basic steps, you'll be able to set up various usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so numerous individuals shall be able to access a particular folder with their own login credentials. You will be able to see the protected folders at a glance either in the exact same section of the Control Panel or within the File Manager section where you will detect them by their little padlock icons.