A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals could observe its content. This feature may be used for the main folder of a given site or just for a certain subfolder based on your preferences. As an illustration, if you are building a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you need to prohibit the access to it completely, whereas if you need only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the site may be seen by anybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor types in are not right. Even a direct link to a file will not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
All of our Linux web hosting service include a very useful tool that will permit you to protect any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with only 2 clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you'll just have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which has to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password that should be used to access the content in question. The function will be activated at once, so in case you try to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to input the login info. You may set up or remove multiple usernames for the exact same folder, if necessary. When you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be shown with a tiny padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will require a couple of clicks to turn on the password protection function for any folder that you have, if you use one of our semi-dedicated servers. We have an exceptionally practical tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with zero experience. It's part of 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 will be able to select the domain or subdomain which should be protected and then the specific folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see 2 boxes in which you shall have to type the login name and the password that will be necessary to access the folder in question and you will be ready. By following precisely the same steps, you can create several different login credentials for the same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All protected folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.