A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals could check out its content. This option could be used for the main folder of a particular site or only for a certain subfolder depending on your requirements. As an example, when you are creating a new site and you do not want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you have to limit the access to it altogether, whereas if you would like only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you can password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the site can be seen by anyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor inputs are not right. Even a direct link to a file will not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
With the password protection tool that is included with each shared hosting plan that we offer, you'll be able to protect any content which you have within your account with merely a few clicks. Due to the fact that the tool is an element of our ground breaking Hepsia CP, it offers exactly the same uncomplicated interface and you'll not need any special skills to use it. When you navigate to the Password Protection section, you will need to pick one of the domains or subdomains which you have in the account and then choose if the protection should be switched on for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then type the username and the password that you want and you will be set. A small padlock icon in the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the same way you shall be able to add a number of usernames and passwords for the same folder if you would like several people to have their own login credentials.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to shield any content that you have uploaded using our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it is part of, so you shall not need to type in any code at any time. You'll simply have to select one of the domains/subdomains you have in the hosting account and to pick which folder should be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. After that you can input the username and the password, which will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be ready. The protection shall be enabled straightaway, so anyone that tries to access the freshly secured folder shall have to enter the accurate login details. In case a number of people should be able to open the exact same content, you could set up a separate username for each one.