A password-protected directory is a folder which cannot be accessed unless the correct login details are supplied. This could be a whole site or only one page that's located in a subfolder. If you attempt to open this type of a directory, you will see an Internet browser pop-up where you must type a username and also a password. If you input the right ones, you can continue exploring the content with no need to do anything more. When the login credentials are not right, however, you shall see a message that you are not authorized to see the content. In case this function is activated, you will not be able to open a file even though you may have a direct link. The function is extremely effective if you wish to limit the access to some content or if you are creating a site and you do not want visitors to be able to access it prior to it being ready.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
All of our Linux shared hosting plans come with a very convenient tool that'll permit you to secure any folder within your account from unauthorized access with simply 2 clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia hosting CP, you'll only have to visit the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which should be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password which must be used in order to access the content in question. The feature shall be turned on straightaway, so if you try to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to input the login information. You can set up or remove a number of usernames for the exact same folder, if necessary. When you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be indicated by a tiny padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Securing any folder with a password will be very simple if you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that is integrated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will permit you to choose the exact folder you'd like to secure with a couple of mouse clicks and all you'll need to type shall be the username and the password that'll be used to access it subsequently. You will not encounter any difficulties even if you have never had a web hosting account before, considering that you don't need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to enable the function. If you repeat the same simple steps, you will be able to create many usernames for the same password-protected area, so many people will be able to access a particular folder with their own login details. You'll be able to see the protected folders very easily either in the very same section of the CP or inside the File Manager section where you shall detect them by their small padlock icons.