A password-protected directory is a folder that cannot be accessed unless the proper login details are supplied. This could be a whole site or only one page that's in a subfolder. If you attempt to open such a directory, you will see a browser pop-up in which you will need to type in a username and also a password. If you input the right ones, you'll be able to continue surfing around the content without the need to do anything more. In case the login details aren't correct, however, you shall see information that you are not permitted to look at the content. When this function is active, you won't be able to open a file even when you have a direct link. The feature is quite handy if you need to limit the access to some content or if you are creating a website and you do not want visitors to be able to access it before it's ready.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting
All our Linux shared web hosting services
feature an incredibly useful tool which will allow you to protect any folder within your account from unauthorized access with simply 2 mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you'll only have to visit the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that has to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to input the username and the password that have to be used in order to access the content in question. The feature will be turned on instantly, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to input the login details. You may create or remove multiple usernames for the same folder, if necessary. When you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be shown with a little padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will take several clicks to enable the password protection feature for any folder which you have, when you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting services
. We have an extremely handy tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without experience. It's an element of the Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and check out the Password Protection section, you will be able to pick the domain or subdomain that should be secured and then the specific folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see 2 boxes in which you will have to input the login name and the password that will be required to access the folder in question and you shall be ready. By following the exact same steps, you will be able to create several different login credentials for the very same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders will feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.