A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people could observe its content. This feature could be used for the main folder of a particular website or exclusively for a particular subfolder based on your requirements. As an example, when you are developing a new website and you do not want people to see it before it's ready, you should limit the access to it entirely, while if you want only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you could password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the site could be seen by anyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Hosting
Creating a password-protected area will take merely a couple of clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites in a hosting account with us. You'll not have to do anything complex - you'll need to pick a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be secured, and then to input the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. If a number of people need their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to make several different usernames with access to the very same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this function is active. If you would like to deactivate the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the same section of the CP in which you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will take a few clicks to turn on the password protection function for any folder that you have, in case you use one of our semi-dedicated servers. We have an incredibly handy tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people without any experience. It's part of the Hepsia CP, that you will get to manage your new account and once you log in and visit the Password Protection section, you will be able to select the domain or subdomain which needs to be protected and then the exact folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see 2 boxes where you shall have to type in the login name and the password that will be required to access the folder in question and you'll be ready. By following exactly the same steps, you are able to create many different login credentials for the exact same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All protected folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.