A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals may view its content. This function can be used for the primary folder of a specific site or exclusively for a particular subfolder based on the needs you have. For example, if you are developing a new website and you do not want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you should prohibit the access to it altogether, and if you want only some people to be able to access certain files, you can password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the site could be seen by anybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor enters aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
If you use any of our web hosting plans, you'll be able to create password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have no experience with this kind of matters. We have built in a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all accounts, so you will be able to shield any folder within just seconds. You'll only have to select a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder that should be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type the preferred username and password which will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Any protected folder will have a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will be able to see immediately what content is secured and what is not. If needed, you may create several different sets of login credentials for the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Securing any folder with a password shall be very easy if you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, which is integrated into the Hepsia CP, will permit you to choose the particular folder which you want to protect with a couple of clicks and all you'll need to type will be the username and the password that will be used to access it later. You will not experience any complications even if you have not had a hosting account before, considering that you do not need any previous knowledge or programming skills to enable the function. If you repeat the same basic steps, you will be able to create various usernames for the same password-protected area, so numerous individuals will be able to access a given folder with their own login credentials. You'll be able to see the secured folders very easily either in exactly the same section of the CP or within the File Manager section where you will identify them by their compact padlock icons.