A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people can see its content. This option could be used for the primary folder of a particular Internet site or exclusively for a certain subfolder depending on the needs you have. As an example, when you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it before it's ready, you need to limit the access to it as a whole, and if you would like only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the website may be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor enters aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting
All our Linux cloud web hosting service come with an exceptionally handy tool that will allow you to protect any folder in your account from unauthorized access with just two mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia hosting CP, you will only have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that should be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password which should be used in order to access the content in question. The feature shall be turned on instantly, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to type in the login credentials. You can create or remove a number of usernames for the exact same folder, if necessary. When you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be marked with a tiny padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to shield any content that you have uploaded using 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 have to write any code at any time. You will simply have to select one of the domains/subdomains which you have in the hosting account and to determine which folder must be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You can then enter the username and the password, which will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be good to go. The protection shall be turned on instantly, so anybody who attempts to access the recently secured folder shall have to type in the right login details. When several individuals have to be able to access precisely the same content, you could make a separate username for each of them.