A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people may see its content. This feature may be used for the main folder of a given Internet site or only for a specific subfolder depending on your preferences. For instance, if you are creating a new site and you do not want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you need to restrict the access to it altogether, while if you need only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the website can be seen by everyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs aren't right. Even a direct link to a file won't work if any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area shall take only a couple of clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites in a shared web hosting
account with us. You shall not have to do anything difficult - you'll need to pick a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be secured, and then to type in the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. In case a number of people require their own login details, there won't be a problem to make numerous different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this option is activated. If you would like to deactivate the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the very same section of the CP where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Protecting any folder with a password shall be quite simple if you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server
account with us. A user-friendly tool, that's incorporated into the Hepsia CP, will permit you to choose the specific folder you would like to secure with a few clicks and all you'll have to type shall be the username and the password that'll be used to access it afterwards. You'll not encounter any problems even if you have never had a web hosting account before, considering that you don't need any previous knowledge or coding skills to enable the feature. If you repeat the same simple steps, you'll be able to set up various usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so many people shall be able to access a particular folder with their own login credentials. You shall be able to see the secured folders at a glance either in exactly the same section of the CP or in the File Manager section where you will detect them by their tiny padlock icons.