A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals can view its content. This feature may be used for the primary folder of a given website or exclusively for a specific subfolder in accordance with the needs you have. As an illustration, when you are developing a new website and you don't want people to see it prior to it being ready, you should restrict the access to it altogether, whereas if you would like only some people to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the website could be seen by everyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor enters are not correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work given that any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting
Creating a password-protected area shall take no more than several mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites within a website hosting account with our company. You shall not need to do anything difficult - you will have to select a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be secured, and then to type in the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals need their own login details, there shall not be a problem to create numerous different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this option is activated. If you would like to turn off the protection feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the exact same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Securing any folder with a password will be easy if you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, which is integrated into the Hepsia CP, will allow you to select the exact folder you'd like to secure with a few mouse clicks and all you will need to type will be the username and the password which will be used to access it later. You will not encounter any difficulties even if you have not had a hosting account before, since you do not need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to switch on the function. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you shall be able to create numerous usernames for the same password-protected area, so many people shall be able to access a given folder with their own login details. You will be able to see the secured folders instantly either in the very same section of the Control Panel or inside the File Manager section where you shall recognize them by their compact padlock icons.