A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can look at its content. This feature may be used for the main folder of a given website or only for a certain subfolder based upon your needs. For instance, when you are developing a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's ready, you need to prohibit the access to it as a whole, while if you need only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you are able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the Internet site can be seen by anybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor inputs are not right. Even a direct link to a file won't work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting
If you use any of our shared web hosting products, you'll be able to create password-protected areas easily even if you have no experience with this sort of matters. We have incorporated a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts, so you shall be able to protect any folder within just a few seconds. You'll only have to select a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that should be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type the username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question at some point. Each and every secured folder shall have padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will be able to see easily what content is secured and what's not. If required, you can make several different sets of login credentials for the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall be able to secure any content that you have uploaded using our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it is a part of, so you will not need to enter any code at any time. You will simply need to choose one of the domains/subdomains that you have inside the website hosting account and to select 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, which will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you will be good to go. The protection will be enabled at once, so anyone that attempts to access the newly secured folder shall have to type in the accurate login info. In cases where a number of individuals must be able to access the same content, you can create a separate username for each.