A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people could look at its content. This option may be used for the main folder of a given website or just for a certain subfolder in accordance with the needs you have. For example, when you are building a new site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you should prohibit the access to it entirely, whereas if you need only some people to be able to access specific files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the site may be seen by anybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
All of our shared hosting services include an incredibly convenient tool that will permit you to secure any folder in your account from unauthorized access with just two clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you will simply have to go to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which needs to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password which must be used so as to access the content in question. The function shall be activated straightaway, so in case you try to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to type in the login information. You could set up or remove numerous usernames for the same folder, if needed. When you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be shown with a tiny padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to set up password protection for any content you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We have integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will be able to activate the feature with a few mouse clicks and without any difficulties, even if you are not quite tech-savvy. You will only have to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder which must be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection will take effect instantaneously, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL in your web browser, you'll have to type the newly created login credentials before you can proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of individuals, so you will not need to share the same login credentials with anyone. Each password-protected folder will have a tiny padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this sort of folders with ease.