A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed 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 certain site or just for a specific subfolder in accordance with your needs. For instance, if you are developing a new website and you don't want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you have to restrict the access to it as a whole, whereas if you want only some people to be able to access particular files, you can password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the website could be seen by everybody. In either case, 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 will not work if any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting
If you use any of our cloud hosting plans, you can make password-protected areas easily even if you don't have any experience with such matters. We've incorporated a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all accounts, so you shall be able to secure any folder within merely seconds. You will simply have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that has to be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to enter the preferred username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question later on. Any secured folder will have a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see easily what content is protected and what's not. When necessary, you can create a number of sets of login details for exactly the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to set up password protection for any content that you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We've integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel via which you will be able to activate the feature with several clicks and without any troubles, even if you're not very tech-savvy. You'll only have to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder which has to be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection will take effect instantaneously, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL inside your Internet browser, you'll have to enter the newly created login credentials before you proceed. Additionally, you will be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of individuals, so you'll not need to share the same login details with anybody. Any password-protected folder will have a compact padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this sort of folders in no time.