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 can look at its content. This feature can be used for the primary folder of a particular site or just for a particular subfolder based on your preferences. For example, when you are creating a new website and you don't want people to see it before it's ready, you have to restrict the access to it as a whole, and if you want only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you'll be able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the website could be seen by anyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor types in are not correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting
If you use any of our website hosting
plans, you'll be able to create password-protected areas without difficulty even if you have no experience with this kind of matters. We've included a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, supplied with all accounts, so you will be able to secure any folder within a matter of seconds. You will only have to select a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder which must be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type the preferred username and password that will be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Any secured folder shall have padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see at a glance what content is protected and what is not. If necessary, you may create a number of sets of login details for the exact same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will require a few clicks to turn on the password protection feature for any folder that you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting services
. We have an incredibly handy tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without experience. It's part of the Hepsia CP, which you will get to manage your new account and when you log in and check out the Password Protection section, you shall be able to choose the domain or subdomain which should be secured and then the exact folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see two boxes where you will need to type the login name and the password that'll be needed to access the folder in question and you'll be all set to go. By following precisely the same steps, you can set up several different login credentials for the same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All secured folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.