A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people could look at its content. This feature could be used for the primary folder of a given website or only for a specific subfolder based upon your requirements. For instance, if you are creating a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's ready, you have to prohibit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you want only some people to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the Internet site may be seen by anyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor enters aren't right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work if any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
With the password protection tool that is included with every single web hosting plan that we offer, you'll be able to shield any content that you have within your account with merely a few mouse clicks. Since the tool is part of our revolutionary Hepsia CP, it offers the same uncomplicated interface and you shall not need any special skills to use it. When you check out the Password Protection section, you will need to pick one of the domains or subdomains which you have within the account and then choose if the protection should be switched on for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then enter the username and the password that you would like and you shall be all set. A little padlock icon inside the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the same exact way you will be able to add multiple usernames and passwords for the same folder if you'd like several people to have their own login credentials.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to secure any content that you've uploaded using our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it is a part of, so you will not need to enter any code at any time. You will only have to select one of the domains/subdomains which you have inside the hosting account and to select which folder needs to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You can then enter the username and the password, which will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be good to go. The protection will be switched on straightaway, so anybody who tries to access the freshly protected folder shall have to type in the correct login information. In case several individuals must be able to access precisely the same content, you could make a separate username for each of them.