A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people may observe its content. This feature can be used for the primary folder of a given website or exclusively for a particular subfolder in accordance with your requirements. For example, if you are creating a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you have to restrict the access to it as a whole, whereas if you need only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you are able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the site could be seen by everyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor types in aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work provided any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting
If you use any of our cloud hosting packages, you'll be able to set up password-protected areas without difficulty even if you have zero experience with such matters. We've built in a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all accounts, so you will be able to shield any folder within just seconds. You will only have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which should be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to input the username and password which will be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Each secured folder will have a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see immediately what content is secured and what's not. If necessary, you may create a number of sets of login details for precisely the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Securing any folder with a password will be very simple if you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that's incorporated into the Hepsia CP, will permit you to select the exact folder that you want to secure with a couple of mouse clicks and all you'll have to type will be the username and the password that will be used to access it later on. You won't experience any complications even if you have never had a hosting account before, considering that you do not need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to activate the function. If you repeat the same simple steps, you will be able to create many usernames for the very same password-protected area, so lots of people shall be able to access a particular folder with their own login details. You'll be able to see the protected folders conveniently either in exactly the same section of the Control Panel or in the File Manager section where you will detect them by their small padlock icons.