A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can see its content. This option can be used for the main folder of a particular site or exclusively for a certain subfolder in accordance with your needs. For example, if you are building a new site and you do not want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you may want to prohibit the access to it as a whole, and if you want only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the Internet site could be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor enters aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
All our Linux web hosting come with an incredibly convenient tool that will allow you to secure any folder within your account from unauthorized access with just 2 mouse clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you will simply have to go to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that needs to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type in the username and the password that should be used to access the content in question. The feature shall be active straightaway, so in case you attempt to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to type in the login information. You could create or remove multiple usernames for the exact same folder, if necessary. If you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be marked with a small padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall be able to secure any content you have uploaded by using our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it's a part of, so you shall not need to type in any code at any time. You will simply need to select one of the domains/subdomains you have inside the hosting account and to select which folder must be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. Then you can type in the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be all set. The protection will be enabled straightaway, so anyone who tries to access the recently protected folder shall have to type in the correct login info. In cases where several people have to be able to access the same content, you could make a separate username for each.