A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people could check out its content. This option can be used for the main folder of a certain site or only for a particular subfolder depending on the needs you have. As an illustration, when you are building a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it is completely ready, you should limit the access to it as a whole, and if you would like only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you can password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the Internet site could be seen by anyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor types in are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area shall take merely a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your Internet sites within a web hosting account with our company. You will not need to do anything complex - you'll need to select a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be secured, and then to type in the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals need their own login details, 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 in the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this option is activated. If you'd like to turn off the protection feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Protecting any folder with a password will be quite simple if you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that is built into the Hepsia CP, will permit you to select the specific folder you'd like to secure with a couple of mouse clicks and all you will have to type in will be the username and the password that'll be used to access it later on. You won't experience any problems even if you have never had a website hosting account before, because you don't need any previous knowledge or coding skills to activate the feature. If you repeat the same basic steps, you will be able to create different usernames for the very same password-protected area, so numerous individuals will be able to access a certain folder with their own login details. You shall be able to see the protected folders easily either in exactly the same section of the Control Panel or inside the File Manager section where you will identify them by their tiny padlock icons.