A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals may see its content. This function can be used for the main folder of a particular Internet site or just for a certain subfolder based upon the needs you have. As an illustration, if you are creating a new website and you don't want people to see it before it's completely ready, you have to prohibit the access to it as a whole, and if you want only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the site could be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor types in are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting
All of our Linux cloud web hosting packages feature an incredibly convenient tool that'll permit you to shield any folder within your account from unauthorized access with only two mouse clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you'll only have to go to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that should be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password that have to be used to access the content in question. The function will be turned on immediately, so in case you try to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to type in the login info. You can create or remove many usernames for the very same folder, if needed. If you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be shown with a small padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall be able to shield any content that you have uploaded using our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it's part of, so you shall not need to type in any code at any time. You'll only need to select one of the domains/subdomains you have in the website hosting account and to select which folder has to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. Then you can type the username and the password, which will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you'll be all set. The protection will be activated straightaway, so anybody who tries to access the newly secured folder will have to input the accurate login information. In case a number of individuals should be able to access exactly the same content, you could make a separate username for each.