A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people can view its content. This option could be used for the main folder of a particular website or exclusively for a specific subfolder based upon the needs you have. For instance, if you are building a new site and you do not want people to see it before it is completely ready, you may want to prohibit the access to it entirely, and if you need only some people to be able to access specific files, you'll be able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the site may be seen by everyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor types in aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work if any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
With the password protection tool that is included with every single shared hosting
plan which we offer, you'll be able to secure any content which you have inside your account with simply a few clicks. Since the tool is a component of our innovative Hepsia CP, it offers exactly the same uncomplicated interface and you will not require any special skills to use it. As soon as you check out the Password Protection section, you'll have to choose one of the domains or subdomains that you have within the account and then decide if the protection should be turned on for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then enter the username and the password that you want and you'll be all set. A small padlock symbol in the File Manager section will tell you that a specific folder is password-protected. In the exact same way you will be able to add many usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
You shall be able to set up password protection for any content which you have in your semi-dedicated server
account. We have included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel through which you will be able to enable the feature with a few clicks and with no troubles, even if you're not very tech-savvy. You will simply have to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder that should be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection will take effect instantaneously, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL inside your browser, you will need to type the newly created login credentials in order to proceed. Additionally, you'll be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of people, so you will not have to share the same login details with anyone. Any password-protected folder will have a little padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this kind of folders with ease.