A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals can view its content. This function may be used for the main folder of a given site or only for a specific subfolder based on your requirements. As an example, when you are creating a new website and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you should restrict the access to it completely, and if you would like only some people to be able to access specific files, you'll be able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the site can be seen by anybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor types in aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work provided any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting
When you use any of our shared website hosting packages, you can set up password-protected areas without difficulty even if you don't have any experience with such matters. We have included an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you'll be able to protect any folder within merely seconds. You'll only have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which must be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type the desired username and password which will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Any protected folder shall have padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see easily what content is secured and what is not. When necessary, you can create a number of different sets of login credentials for precisely the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Securing any folder with a password shall be really easy if you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that's integrated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will allow you to pick the particular folder you'd like to protect with a couple of clicks and all you'll have to input shall be the username and the password that'll be used to access it later on. You will not experience any issues even if you have not had a website hosting account before, because you don't need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to enable the function. If you repeat the same simple steps, you'll be able to create different usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so numerous individuals shall be able to access a certain folder with their own login credentials. You shall be able to see the secured folders conveniently either in exactly the same section of the CP or in the File Manager section where you shall identify them by their small padlock icons.