A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people may see its content. This function may be used for the main folder of a particular site or exclusively for a particular subfolder based on the needs you have. For instance, when you are developing a new website and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you have to prohibit the access to it altogether, while if you would like only some people to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the Internet site could be seen by anyone. Either way, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters aren't right. Even a direct link to a file will not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting
Creating a password-protected area will take only several mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your Internet sites in a cloud web hosting account with us. You won't have to do anything challenging - you will need to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it must be secured, and then to type the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals need their own login details, there will not be a problem to create a variety of different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this option is activated. If you wish to turn off the security function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the very same section of the CP where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall be able to secure any content that you've uploaded by using our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it's part of, so you'll not need to enter any code at any time. You will simply have to select one of the domains/subdomains you have inside the hosting account and to choose which folder must be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. Then you can type the username and the password, that'll be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be good to go. The protection will be activated instantly, so anyone that tries to access the freshly secured folder will have to type in the correct login information. If various individuals should be able to access precisely the same content, you can create a separate username for each of them.