A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals may see its content. This option may be used for the primary folder of a specific website or just for a specific subfolder depending on your requirements. As an illustration, when you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you have to limit the access to it as a whole, while if you need only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you can password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the Internet site could be seen by anyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor inputs 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 Shared Website Hosting
Creating a password-protected area shall take merely several mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites within a shared website hosting account with us. You will not need to do anything challenging - you'll need to choose a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it has to be protected, and then to enter the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals require their own login details, there shall not be a problem to create a variety of different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will always know where this option is active. If you wish to deactivate the security feature for any folder, you can disable it from the same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Protecting any folder with a password will be easy if you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that's built into the Hepsia CP, will allow you to pick the exact folder which you want to protect with a few clicks and all you'll have to type will be the username and the password which will be used to access it subsequently. You will not encounter any problems even if you have never had a hosting account before, due to the fact that you don't need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to enable the function. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you will be able to set up numerous usernames for the very same password-protected area, so many people will be able to access a certain folder with their own login credentials. You'll be able to see the secured folders at a glance either in the exact same section of the Control Panel or in the File Manager section where you will recognize them by their tiny padlock icons.