A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people could see its content. This feature could be used for the primary folder of a given site or only for a certain subfolder based on your requirements. As an illustration, when you are creating a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you need to restrict the access to it entirely, and if you would like only some people to be able to access particular files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the Internet site could be seen by everyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor types in aren't right. Even a direct link to a file will not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting
Creating a password-protected area shall take no more than several clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites within a cloud website hosting account with us. You won't need to do anything complex - you will have to choose a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be protected, and then to enter the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals need their own login details, there won't be a problem to set up numerous different usernames with access to the same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will always know where this option is enabled. If you'd like to disable the security function for any folder, you can disable it from the same section of the CP where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Protecting any folder with a password will be quite simple if you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, which is built into the Hepsia Control Panel, will enable you to choose the specific folder which you want to protect with a few mouse clicks and all you'll need to input shall be the username and the password that'll be used to access it later. You will not encounter any issues even if you have never had a website hosting account before, because you don't need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to switch on the feature. If you repeat the same basic steps, you will be able to create many usernames for the same password-protected area, so numerous individuals will be able to access a particular folder with their own login details. You'll be able to see the secured folders instantly either in precisely the same section of the Control Panel or inside the File Manager section where you will detect them by their tiny padlock icons.