A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people could observe its content. This option could be used for the primary folder of a particular Internet site or only for a certain subfolder based on your requirements. For instance, when you are creating a new website and you don't want people to see it prior to it being ready, you may want to limit the access to it entirely, whereas if you would like only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the rest of the Internet site can be seen by anyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs are not correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
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include a very useful tool that will permit you to shield any folder in your account from unauthorized access with simply two mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia website hosting CP, you will only have to visit the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which has to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password that must be used in order to access the content in question. The function will be activated immediately, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to type in the login information. You could set up or remove many usernames for the very same folder, when necessary. If you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be marked with a little padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will require just a few clicks to enable the password protection feature for any folder which you have, in case you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages
. We have an incredibly practical tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without any experience. It is a part of the Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and visit the Password Protection section, you shall be able to select the domain or subdomain that should be protected and then the exact folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see 2 boxes where you will need to type the login name and the password that will be needed to access the folder in question and you will be all set. By following exactly the same steps, you are able to create many different login credentials for the very same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All secured folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.