A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people may observe its content. This option could be used for the primary folder of a given website or just for a certain subfolder in accordance with your requirements. As an illustration, if you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it's ready, you might want to restrict the access to it completely, whereas if you need only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you'll be able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the website could be seen by everyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs aren't right. Even a direct link to a file won't work if any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting
All of our shared website hosting plans include a very handy tool which will permit you to protect any folder in your account from unauthorized access with simply 2 clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia hosting CP, you'll just have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that should be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password that have to be used to access the content in question. The feature shall be activated right away, so if you try to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to enter the login information. You could set up or remove a number of usernames for the exact same folder, if needed. When you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be indicated by a small padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to shield any content you have uploaded via our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it is part of, so you shall not need to enter any code at any time. You will simply need to pick one of the domains/subdomains which you have inside the website hosting account and to pick which folder must be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. After that you can enter the username and the password, which will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you'll be all set. The protection shall be activated right away, so anyone that tries to access the recently protected folder shall have to enter the correct login details. In cases where a number of people should be able to access exactly the same content, you could set up a separate username for each.