A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people may view its content. This feature can be used for the primary folder of a given site or only for a particular subfolder depending on your needs. For instance, if you are creating a new website and you don't want people to see it before it's completely ready, you have to restrict the access to it entirely, and if you want only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the Internet site can be seen by anyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor enters aren't right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting
All of our Linux website hosting packages feature an incredibly handy tool that'll allow you to protect any folder in your account from unauthorized access with simply 2 mouse clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia website hosting CP, you will just have to visit the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that should be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to input the username and the password that have to be used to access the content in question. The function will be turned on instantly, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to type in the login credentials. You could create or remove many usernames for the exact same folder, when necessary. When you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be shown with a small padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you shall be able to protect any content that you've uploaded by using our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it is a part of, so you'll not need to write any code at any time. You'll simply need to pick one of the domains/subdomains which you have inside the website hosting account and to pick which folder must be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. After that you can type in the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be ready. The protection will be switched on instantly, so anyone that attempts to access the freshly protected folder will have to input the correct login details. If a number of individuals must be able to access precisely the same content, you could set up a separate username for each one.