A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people can observe its content. This function can be used for the primary folder of a specific website or exclusively for a certain subfolder based on your needs. For example, if you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being ready, you might want to prohibit the access to it entirely, and if you would like only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the website can be seen by anyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor types in aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work given that any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
With the password protection tool supplied with every shared hosting plan that we offer, you shall be able to protect any content which you have inside your account with just a few mouse clicks. Since the tool is a component of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel, it has the same uncomplicated interface and you shall not need any special skills to use it. As soon as you visit the Password Protection section, you'll need to choose one of the domains or subdomains that you have within the account and then decide whether the protection should be active for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then enter the username and the password that you'd like and you'll be all set. A small padlock symbol in the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the same exact way you will be able to add several usernames and passwords for the same folder if you'd like several people to have their own login credentials.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to secure any content that you've uploaded through our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it is part of, so you'll not need to write any code at any time. You'll only have to select one of the domains/subdomains that you have inside the web hosting account and to choose which folder must be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. After that you can enter the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you will be good to go. The protection will be switched on straightaway, so anybody who tries to access the recently protected folder will have to enter the right login information. In cases where various individuals must be able to open the same content, you can create a separate username for each of them.