A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people could view its content. This function may be used for the primary folder of a specific site or just for a certain subfolder based on your preferences. As an illustration, when you are creating a new website and you don't want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you have to restrict the access to it completely, while if you need only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the Internet site could be seen by anyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor types in aren't right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area will take no more than a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites inside a web hosting account with our company. You shall not need to do anything complex - you'll have to select a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it should be secured, and then to input the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. If a number of people need their own login details, there will not be a problem to make a number of different usernames with access to the very same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will always know where this option is active. If you want to disable the security function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the exact same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to shield any content that you've uploaded via our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it is a part of, so you will not have to type in any code at any time. You'll only need to choose one of the domains/subdomains you have inside the website hosting account and to select which folder has to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. After that you can type in the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you will be good to go. The protection will be enabled straightaway, so anyone who tries to access the freshly protected folder shall have to enter the correct login info. If a number of people have to be able to open the exact same content, you could set up a separate username for each of them.