A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can check out its content. This feature may be used for the main folder of a certain site or only for a specific subfolder in accordance with your requirements. As an illustration, when you are developing a new website and you don't want people to see it prior to it being ready, you may want to limit the access to it altogether, and if you would like only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the website may be seen by anybody. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor inputs aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file won't work if any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area shall take merely a few mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your Internet sites inside a cloud web hosting account with us. You won't have to do anything challenging - you will have to choose a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it must be protected, and then to input the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals need their own login details, there won't be a problem to create a variety of different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will always know where this function is active. If you'd like to turn off the protection feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same section of the CP in which you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will take a couple of clicks to enable the password protection feature for any folder which you have, in case you use one of our semi-dedicated service. We have an incredibly handy tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without experience. It's an element of the Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage your new account and when you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you will be able to choose the domain or subdomain that should be protected and then the exact folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see two boxes where you will need to input the login name and the password that'll be needed to access the folder in question and you will be ready. By following the very same steps, you are able to set up many different login credentials for the same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.