A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals could see its content. This option could be used for the primary folder of a certain site or just for a certain subfolder based upon your preferences. As an example, when you are building a new site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you should prohibit the access to it as a whole, while if you would like only some people to be able to access particular files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the site can be seen by anyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor types in aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area shall take no more than a few mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites inside a shared website hosting
account with us. You won't have to do anything complicated - you will need to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it must be protected, and then to enter the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. If a number of people need their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to create a variety of different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this feature is activated. If you want to turn off the security function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the very same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Securing any folder with a password will be really easy if you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server
account with our company. A user-friendly tool, which is integrated into the Hepsia CP, will permit you to choose the particular folder you would like to protect with a few mouse clicks and all you will need to enter will be the username and the password which will be used to access it later. You won't experience any complications even if you haven't had a web hosting account before, since you do not need any previous knowledge or coding skills to switch on the feature. If you repeat the same simple steps, you will be able to create numerous usernames for the same password-protected area, so many people shall be able to access a particular folder with their own login details. You shall be able to see the secured folders instantly either in the very same section of the CP or within the File Manager section where you shall identify them by their small padlock icons.