A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals may view its content. This feature could be used for the main folder of a certain site or only for a certain subfolder depending on the needs you have. As an illustration, if you are building a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you might want to restrict the access to it entirely, while if you want only some people to be able to access specific files, you can password-protect only a certain folder, while the rest of the website may be seen by anyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor types in are not right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting
All our Linux cloud web hosting
feature an incredibly useful tool that'll permit you to shield any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with only 2 mouse clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia website hosting CP, you'll just have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that has to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password that must be used to access the content in question. The function will be activated straightaway, so if you attempt to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to type in the login info. You can set up or remove numerous usernames for the very same folder, if necessary. If you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be indicated by a little padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to create password protection for any content you have within your semi-dedicated server
account. We've integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel through which you shall be able to enable the feature with a few clicks and with no complications, even if you are not really tech-savvy. You will only have to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder that has to be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection shall take effect instantly, so if you try to open the password-protected URL inside your browser, you will have to enter the newly created login credentials in order to proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the very same folder to a number of people, so you'll not need to share the same login credentials with everyone. Any password-protected folder shall have a little padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this sort of folders easily.