A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals can see its content. This function can be used for the main folder of a certain website or just for a certain subfolder based on the needs you have. As an illustration, if you are creating a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it is completely ready, you might want to restrict the access to it entirely, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you'll be able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the website can be seen by anyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor types in aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work if any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting
All our cloud website hosting feature an incredibly handy tool that'll enable you to protect any folder within your account from unauthorized access with only two clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will just have to go to the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that needs to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type in the username and the password which must be used to access the content in question. The feature shall be turned on right away, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to type in the login information. You can create or remove numerous usernames for the exact same folder, if needed. When you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be indicated by a tiny padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to protect any content that you've uploaded using our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it's part of, so you shall not have to type in any code at any time. You will only have to choose one of the domains/subdomains that you have inside the website hosting account and to select which folder must be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You can then type in the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you will be all set. The protection will be turned on immediately, so anyone who tries to access the freshly protected folder shall have to type in the accurate login information. In cases where a number of people should be able to open exactly the same content, you could make a separate username for each.