A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can see its content. This option can be used for the main folder of a certain site or only for a particular subfolder depending on your preferences. For example, if you are developing a new website and you don't want people to see it prior to it being ready, you may want to limit the access to it entirely, whereas if you would like only some people to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the Internet site may be seen by anyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor inputs aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work if any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting
When you use any of our cloud hosting
products, you will be able to set up password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have zero experience with this type of matters. We have included an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, supplied with all accounts, so you'll be able to secure any folder within just seconds. You'll only have to select a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which must be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to enter the desired username and password that will be used to access the folder in question in the future. Every secured folder shall have padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see at a glance what content is protected and what's not. If required, you can create a number of different sets of login details for the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will take just a few mouse clicks to enable the password protection feature for any folder which you have, when you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans
. We have an incredibly handy tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with no experience. It is an element of the Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to manage your new account as soon as you log in and check out the Password Protection section, you shall be able to pick the domain or subdomain that should be secured and then the specific folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see two boxes where you will have to type the login name and the password that'll be required to access the folder in question and you'll be ready. By following exactly the same steps, you will be able to set up a number of login credentials for the very same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders will feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.