A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals can look at its content. This option may be used for the primary folder of a specific site or exclusively for a particular subfolder depending on the needs you have. For instance, if you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it before it's completely ready, you should prohibit the access to it altogether, while if you want only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the website may be seen by anyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor types in aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work if any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting
Creating a password-protected area shall take only a few clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites in a shared website hosting account with us. You shall not have to do anything complicated - you'll need to choose a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it has to be protected, and then to enter the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals need their own login details, there will not be a problem to set up a number of different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this option is enabled. If you wish to turn off the security function for any folder, you can disable it from the same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will require a few clicks to enable the password protection function for any folder which you have, if you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated services. We have a very handy tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without experience. It is included in the Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to manage your new account as soon as you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you will be able to pick the domain or subdomain that needs to be secured and then the specific folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see two boxes in which you shall have to type the login name and the password that will be necessary to access the folder in question and you shall be ready. By following exactly the same steps, you will be able to create a variety of login credentials for the exact same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All secured folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.