A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals may see its content. This feature can be used for the main folder of a certain Internet site or just for a particular subfolder depending on your requirements. For example, if you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you should prohibit the access to it entirely, and if you would like only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you are able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the site may be seen by anyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters are not right. Even a direct link to a file won't work if any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting
Creating a password-protected area shall take merely a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites inside a website hosting account with us. You will not have to do anything complicated - you will need to pick a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be protected, and then to enter the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals need their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to create numerous different usernames with access to the very same folder. All secured folders will 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 deactivate the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the exact same section of the CP where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to shield any content you have uploaded by using our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it is part of, so you shall not have to type in any code at any time. You will only have to select one of the domains/subdomains you have in the website hosting account and to pick which folder should be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. After that you can type the username and the password, that will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be all set. The protection shall be enabled right away, so anyone who tries to access the recently protected folder shall have to input the correct login details. In case several individuals should be able to open the same content, you can create a separate username for each.