A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people can look at its content. This function may be used for the main folder of a particular site or exclusively for a certain subfolder depending on the needs you have. As an illustration, when you are building a new website and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you might want to prohibit the access to it completely, and if you need only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site may be seen by everybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor enters aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting
Creating a password-protected area shall take merely a few mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites inside a cloud hosting account with our company. You shall not need to do anything difficult - you will need to select a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be protected, and then to enter the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. If a number of people require their own login details, there will not be a problem to set up a variety of different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this option is activated. If you wish to deactivate the security feature for any folder, you can disable it from the same section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will take a few mouse clicks to activate the password protection function for any folder you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated plans. We have an extremely helpful tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people with no experience. It is an element of the Hepsia Control Panel, that you will get to manage your new account and when you log in and visit the Password Protection section, you shall be able to pick the domain or subdomain which needs to be protected and then the exact folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see two boxes in which you will have to enter the login name and the password which will be necessary to access the folder in question and you'll be good to go. By following the exact same steps, you will be able to set up many different login credentials for the exact same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.