A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals could see its content. This feature can be used for the primary folder of a given site or only for a certain subfolder based on your needs. For instance, if you are creating a new website and you don't want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you need to limit the access to it altogether, while if you need only some people to be able to access particular files, you are able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site may be seen by everyone. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor inputs aren't right. Even a direct link to a file won't work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
If you use any of our shared hosting solutions, you will be able to set up password-protected areas without difficulty even if you have zero experience with such matters. We've integrated a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you'll be able to secure any folder within just a few seconds. You will only have to select a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that must be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to enter the preferred username and password that will be used to access the folder in question later on. Each secured folder shall have padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see instantly what content is protected and what's not. If needed, you may create a number of different sets of login details for precisely the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to protect any content which you have uploaded through our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it is a part of, so you'll not need to enter any code at any time. You will only have to pick one of the domains/subdomains you have in the website hosting account and to determine which folder must be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. After that you can type in the username and the password, that will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be ready. The protection shall be activated right away, so anyone that tries to access the freshly protected folder will have to enter the correct login details. If a number of people must be able to open the same content, you can create a separate username for each.