A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals may see its content. This option could be used for the main folder of a specific website or only for a certain subfolder based on your needs. For example, if you are developing a new site and you do not want people to see it before it's ready, you should restrict the access to it completely, whereas 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 other parts of the Internet site can be seen by anybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor enters aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area will take merely a few clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites in a hosting account with our company. You'll not need to do anything challenging - you will need to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it must be protected, and then to type the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals need their own login details, there won't be a problem to make a number of different usernames with access to the very same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will always know where this function is activated. If you want to disable the security feature for any folder, you can disable it from the very same section of the CP where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you shall be able to shield any content you have uploaded using our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it's a part of, so you will not need to type in any code at any time. You'll simply need to choose 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. You may then input the username and the password, that will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you'll be good to go. The protection shall be enabled right away, so anybody who attempts to access the freshly secured folder will have to input the right login details. When a number of people should be able to open precisely the same content, you can create a separate username for each of them.