A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people could see its content. This function may be used for the main folder of a given site or only for a specific subfolder based upon your requirements. For example, when you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it before it's ready, you have to restrict the access to it completely, and if you would like only some people to be able to access certain files, you'll be able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the Internet site could be seen by everyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor enters are not right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting
All our Linux cloud hosting service include a really handy tool that will permit you to protect any folder within your account from unauthorized access with only 2 mouse clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you will simply have to go to the Password Protection section, to select 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 should be used so as to access the content in question. The function will be turned on instantly, so if you attempt to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to type in the login info. You could create or remove multiple usernames for the same folder, when necessary. If you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be marked with a little padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to create password protection for any content which you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We've included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel where you shall be able to activate the feature with a number of mouse clicks and without any troubles, even if you're not very tech-savvy. You'll simply have to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder which should be secured (the main folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection will take effect immediately, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL within your browser, you'll need to enter the newly created login details before you can proceed. Additionally, you will be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of people, so you'll not need to share the same login details with everybody. Each password-protected folder will have a small padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize such folders effortlessly.