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 people could see its content. This feature could be used for the primary folder of a given website or exclusively for a certain subfolder depending on your preferences. As an example, when you are building a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you have to limit the access to it as a whole, and if you would like only some people to be able to access particular files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the Internet site may be seen by anybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor types in are not correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work if any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting
With the password protection tool that is included with each and every cloud web hosting
package which we offer, you'll be able to secure any content which you have in your account with just a few mouse clicks. As the tool is an element of our innovative Hepsia CP, it provides the same simple interface and you'll not need any special skills to use it. When you go to the Password Protection section, you will have to pick one of the domains or subdomains which you have within the account and then decide if the protection should be activated for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then enter the username and the password that you'd like and you will be ready. A little padlock symbol inside the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the very same way you'll be able to include many usernames and passwords for the same folder if you would like several people to have their own login credentials.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will require a few mouse clicks to turn on the password protection function for any folder that you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
. We have an extremely helpful tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with no experience. It's part of the Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to manage your new account and once you log in and navigate to the Password Protection section, you will be able to choose the domain or subdomain that needs to be protected and then the specific folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see 2 boxes where you will have to enter the login name and the password that will be required to access the folder in question and you'll be all set. By following exactly the same steps, you will be able to set up many different login credentials for the very same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All secured folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.