A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals can look at its content. This feature could be used for the primary folder of a specific site or just for a particular subfolder in accordance with your needs. For instance, when you are developing a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is completely ready, you may want to prohibit the access to it altogether, and if you want only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you are able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the site may be seen by everybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor inputs aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work given that any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
When you use any of our shared hosting products, you will be able to create password-protected areas without difficulty even if you have zero experience with this kind of matters. We have incorporated an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts, so you will be able to protect any folder within a matter of seconds. You'll only have to select a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder that has to be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type in the desired username and password which will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Every secured folder will have a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to see instantly what content is protected and what is not. If necessary, you may create several different sets of login credentials for precisely the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will take several mouse clicks to enable the password protection feature for any folder which you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. We have an extremely helpful tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people with zero experience. It's included in the Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and check out the Password Protection section, you shall be able to pick the domain or subdomain which needs to be protected and then the exact folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see 2 boxes where you will have to type the login name and the password which will be needed to access the folder in question and you shall be ready. By following the very same steps, you are able to create a number of login credentials for the same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All protected folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.