A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals can observe its content. This feature can be used for the main folder of a given Internet site or only for a particular subfolder based upon the needs you have. For example, if you are developing a new website and you do not want people to see it before it's completely ready, you need to prohibit the access to it completely, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the website could be seen by anybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor inputs 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 Website Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area shall take merely a few mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites within a website hosting account with our company. You shall not need to do anything complicated - you'll have to select a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it has to be secured, and then to input the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. In case a number of people require their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to create several different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this feature is enabled. If you wish to disable the security feature for any folder, you can disable it from the same exact section of the CP where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to secure any content that you've uploaded via our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it is a part of, so you shall not need to input any code at any time. You will only have to pick one of the domains/subdomains which you have in the hosting account and to determine which folder should be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. After that you can enter the username and the password, that will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be good to go. The protection will be turned on right away, so anyone who tries to access the recently secured folder will have to enter the accurate login info. In case a number of individuals should be able to access the same content, you can create a separate username for each.