A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people can observe its content. This function may be used for the primary folder of a certain website or only for a certain subfolder based upon your needs. For instance, when you are developing a new site and you don't want people to see it before it's completely ready, you need to restrict the access to it altogether, and if you would like only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you'll be able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the site can be seen by anybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting
Creating a password-protected area will take no more than several clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites within a cloud hosting
account with our company. You shall not need to do anything difficult - you'll have to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it must be secured, and then to enter the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. If a number of people require their own login details, there will not be a problem to make several different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will always know where this function is activated. If you want to disable the protection feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the very 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 really easy if you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server
account with us. A user-friendly tool, that's integrated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will allow you to pick the specific folder you would like to secure with a couple of clicks and all you will have to type in shall be the username and the password that'll be used to access it later on. You'll not experience any troubles even if you haven't had a hosting account before, because you do not need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to activate the function. If you repeat the same simple steps, you'll be able to create different usernames for the very same password-protected area, so numerous individuals shall be able to access a certain folder with their own login credentials. You'll be able to see the secured folders very easily either in the exact same section of the Control Panel or inside the File Manager section where you shall recognize them by their small padlock icons.