A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals may look at its content. This feature may be used for the main folder of a particular Internet site or only for a particular subfolder based on the needs you have. For example, when you are creating a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you need to restrict the access to it completely, whereas if you need only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you are able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the website may be seen by anybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor enters are not right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
When you use any of our web hosting packages, you can set up password-protected areas easily even if you don't have any experience with such matters. We have included an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with all accounts, so you shall be able to shield any folder within merely seconds. You will simply have to select a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that should be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type in the desired username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question in the future. Each secured folder shall have padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see immediately what content is protected and what is not. If needed, you could make several different sets of login details for exactly the same folder.