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 may view its content. This option could be used for the primary folder of a given Internet site or just for a certain subfolder in accordance with the needs you have. As an example, if you are creating a new site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you might want to limit the access to it altogether, and if you want only some people to be able to access certain files, you are able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the website can be seen by everyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor enters are not correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting
All our shared website hosting plans come with an incredibly convenient tool which will enable you to protect any folder in your account from unauthorized access with just two clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you will just have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that needs to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type in the username and the password which must be used in order to access the content in question. The feature will be activated instantly, so if you make an effort to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to enter the login information. You may set up or remove a number of usernames for the very same folder, when necessary. If you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be marked with a compact padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
You shall be able to create password protection for any content that you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We've included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel using which you will be able to activate the function with several clicks and without any complications, even if you are not very tech-savvy. You will simply need to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder that needs to be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection shall take effect right away, so if you make an effort to open the password-protected URL within your Internet browser, you will need to input the newly created login credentials before you proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the very same folder to a number of individuals, so you'll not have to share the same login credentials with anyone. Each password-protected folder will have a small padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this sort of folders in no time.