A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals could view its content. This function may be used for the main folder of a particular website or just for a certain subfolder based on the needs you have. For instance, when you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you need to limit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site could be seen by everyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor enters are not correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work given that any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area shall take just a couple of clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites inside a shared web hosting
account with our company. You won't have to do anything challenging - you will have to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it has to be protected, and then to enter the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. When a number of people need their own login details, there will not be a problem to create numerous different usernames with access to the very same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will always know where this function is enabled. If you would like to turn off the protection feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the exact same section of the CP where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will require just a few mouse clicks to activate the password protection feature for any folder which you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers
. We have an extremely effective tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without any experience. It's an element of the Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to manage your new account and once you log in and check out the Password Protection section, you will be able to pick the domain or subdomain which should be secured and then the exact folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see 2 boxes in which you will have to input the login name and the password that'll be necessary to access the folder in question and you shall be good to go. By following the exact same steps, you will be able to set up a variety of login credentials for the exact same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All protected folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.