A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people can look at its content. This feature may be used for the primary folder of a particular website or exclusively for a specific subfolder based upon your preferences. As an illustration, when you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being ready, you should prohibit the access to it as a whole, whereas if you need only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the website can be seen by everybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting
All of our Linux cloud website hosting
feature a very handy tool which will enable you to shield any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with only two mouse clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you'll only have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that should be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type in the username and the password which have to be used so as to access the content in question. The function will be turned on at once, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to type in the login information. You could create or remove a number of usernames for the very same folder, if required. If you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be shown with a compact padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will require several clicks to activate the password protection function for any folder you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting services
. We have a very practical tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without any experience. It's an element of the Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage your new account and when you log in and visit the Password Protection section, you shall be able to select the domain or subdomain which should be protected and then the specific folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see 2 boxes in which you will need to type the login name and the password that'll be required to access the folder in question and you'll be all set to go. By following precisely the same steps, you are able to create a number of login credentials for the very same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All secured folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.