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 see its content. This feature may be used for the primary folder of a particular Internet site or only for a certain subfolder in accordance with your needs. As an illustration, if you are building a new website and you do not want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you should limit the access to it entirely, and if you need only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you are able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the Internet site may be seen by everybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor inputs aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file won't work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area will take only a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites in a cloud web hosting account with our company. You'll not need to do anything complex - you'll have to select a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it should be secured, and then to type in the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. When a number of people require their own login details, there will not be a problem to create a number of different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this feature is activated. If you'd like to deactivate the security function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to shield any content that you've uploaded using our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it is a part of, so you will not have to type in any code at any time. You'll simply have to select one of the domains/subdomains you have inside the website hosting account and to choose which folder should be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. After that you can input 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 turned on at once, so anybody who attempts to access the newly secured folder will have to type in the correct login details. In case a number of individuals should be able to open the same content, you could make a separate username for each one.