A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals may check out its content. This feature could be used for the main folder of a specific Internet site or only for a specific subfolder in accordance with your preferences. As an illustration, if you are building a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you might want to restrict the access to it completely, whereas if you need only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you'll be able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the Internet site could be seen by anyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor types in are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work if any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
Creating a password-protected area shall take only several mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites inside a web hosting account with us. You will not have to do anything challenging - you'll need to choose a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it has to be protected, and then to enter the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals require their own login details, there shall not be a problem to make a variety of different usernames with access to the very same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this function is enabled. If you want to turn off 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
It will require just a few clicks to enable the password protection function for any folder that you have, in case you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting service. We have an incredibly effective tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people without experience. It is part of the Hepsia CP, that you will get to manage your new account and when you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you shall be able to select the domain or subdomain that should be secured and then the specific folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see two boxes where you shall have to enter the login name and the password that will be required to access the folder in question and you will be good to go. By following the exact same steps, you will be able to set up a variety of login credentials for the exact same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.