A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people can look at its content. This feature may be used for the main folder of a given website or just for a particular subfolder in accordance with your preferences. For example, if you are creating a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you should prohibit the access to it as a whole, while if you would like only some people to be able to access particular files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the site may be seen by everyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters are not right. Even a direct link to a file won't work provided any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting
When you use any of our shared website hosting plans, you'll be able to create password-protected areas easily even if you have zero experience with this sort of matters. We've built in a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts, so you'll be able to shield any folder within just a few seconds. You will have to select a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder which must be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type the desired username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question later on. Each secured folder shall have padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will be able to see instantly what content is protected and what's not. When necessary, you can create a number of sets of login details for the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will take several clicks to enable the password protection feature for any folder you have, if you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated packages. We have an incredibly handy tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people with zero experience. It's a part of the Hepsia CP, which you will get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and navigate to the Password Protection section, you will be able to choose the domain or subdomain which needs to be protected and then the specific folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see two boxes in which you shall have to type the login name and the password which will be needed to access the folder in question and you will be ready. By following precisely the same steps, you will be able to create many different login credentials for the exact same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.