A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can check out its content. This function can be used for the main folder of a given site or only for a certain subfolder depending on your preferences. For instance, when you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being ready, you need to limit the access to it completely, and if you want only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the Internet site may be seen by everyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor inputs aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting
If you use any of our website hosting products, you will be able to set up password-protected areas with ease even if you have no experience with this kind of matters. We have incorporated a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you will be able to secure any folder within just seconds. You will simply have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which has to be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to input the preferred username and password that will be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Every secured folder will have a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see easily what content is protected and what's not. If necessary, you can create a number of different sets of login details for the exact same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to secure any content that you have uploaded using our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it's a part of, so you'll not need to type in any code at any time. You'll only need to pick one of the domains/subdomains which you have in the website hosting account and to determine which folder has to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You may then type the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you'll be good to go. The protection will be switched on at once, so anyone that tries to access the recently secured folder will have to type in the correct login info. In cases where various people should be able to open exactly the same content, you could set up a separate username for each one.