A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can look at its content. This function could be used for the primary folder of a given website or only for a certain subfolder depending on the needs you have. For example, if you are building a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you might want to restrict the access to it altogether, and if you want only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you can password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the site could be seen by everybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor inputs aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
All of our Linux web hosting include an incredibly handy tool that'll permit you to secure any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with just two clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia hosting CP, you will simply have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which should be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password which should be used to access the content in question. The function will be active at once, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to enter the login info. You can create or remove multiple usernames for the very same folder, if required. When 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
Securing any folder with a password shall be really easy if you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that's built into the Hepsia Control Panel, will enable you to select the exact folder which you want to protect with a couple of mouse clicks and all you'll have to input will be the username and the password that'll be used to access it later on. You will not experience any problems even if you have never had a website hosting account before, considering that you do not need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to activate the feature. If you repeat the same basic steps, you will be able to set up many usernames for the very same password-protected area, so a number of people will be able to access a particular folder with their own login credentials. You shall be able to see the secured folders instantly either in precisely the same section of the Control Panel or within the File Manager section where you shall detect them by their small padlock icons.