A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people may observe its content. This option can be used for the primary folder of a specific site or exclusively for a particular subfolder based upon your requirements. As an example, when you are building a new site and you don't want people to see it before it's completely ready, you might want to restrict the access to it as a whole, and if you would like only some people to be able to access particular files, you are able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the site can be seen by anyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor enters aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work if any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting
If you use any of our shared web hosting solutions, you can create password-protected areas easily even if you don't have any experience with such matters. We have integrated an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts, so you will be able to protect any folder within just seconds. You'll simply have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder that must be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to input the username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question later on. Any protected folder shall have padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to see immediately what content is protected and what's not. If required, you can make a number of sets of login details for exactly the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to set up password protection for any content you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We have added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel where you shall be able to enable the feature with a number of clicks and with no problems, even if you are not very tech-savvy. You will simply need to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder that must be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection will take effect instantaneously, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL inside your web browser, you will have to enter the newly created login credentials in order to proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of people, so you will not need to share the same login details with anyone. Each password-protected folder shall have a small padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize such folders easily.