A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people can observe its content. This option can be used for the main folder of a given website or only for a particular subfolder in accordance with your preferences. For example, if you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it's ready, you may want to restrict the access to it completely, whereas if you would like only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the website could be seen by anybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor enters aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
With the password protection tool provided with every single web hosting
package that we offer, you'll be able to secure any content which you have within your account with just a few clicks. Because the tool is a component of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel, it offers exactly the same simple interface and you will not require any special skills to use it. As soon as you go to the Password Protection section, you'll need to choose one of the domains or subdomains that you have inside the account and then decide if the protection should be activated for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then type in the username and the password that you want and you shall be set. A tiny padlock symbol inside the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the same 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
You shall be able to set up password protection for any content that you have within your semi-dedicated server
account. We have included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel where you will be able to activate the feature with several clicks and without any troubles, even if you are not quite tech-savvy. You'll only need to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder that must be protected (the main folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection shall take effect instantaneously, so if you try to open the password-protected URL inside your Internet browser, you will need to input the newly created login credentials before you proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the very same folder to a number of people, so you will not need to share the same login credentials with everyone. Each password-protected folder shall have a little padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this type of folders in no time.