A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people could check out its content. This feature can be used for the primary folder of a particular site or exclusively for a particular subfolder based upon your needs. As an example, when you are developing a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is completely ready, you should prohibit the access to it altogether, and if you want only some people to be able to access certain files, you may password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the site can be seen by anyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor enters 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 Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area shall take merely a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites inside a cloud hosting account with us. You won't have to do anything complicated - you will need to choose a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it should be secured, and then to input the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to set up a variety of different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will always know where this option is activated. If you would like to deactivate the security function for any folder, you can disable it from the same exact section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Protecting any folder with a password shall be easy if you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, which is built into the Hepsia Control Panel, will enable you to select the specific folder you'd like to secure with a few clicks and all you will have to type in will be the username and the password which will be used to access it later. You won't experience any issues even if you haven't had a web hosting account before, due to the fact that you don't need any previous knowledge or programming skills to enable the feature. If you repeat the same simple steps, you'll be able to create different usernames for the same password-protected area, so numerous individuals shall be able to access a certain folder with their own login details. You shall be able to see the protected folders instantly either in the same section of the CP or in the File Manager section where you'll detect them by their little padlock icons.