A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only if a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people could check out its content. This option may be used for the primary folder of a given Internet site or only for a particular subfolder based on the needs you have. As an illustration, when you are building a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you might want to prohibit the access to it completely, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you'll be able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the site may be seen by anybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor types in aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

With the password protection tool that is included with every web hosting package which we provide, you will be able to protect any content which you have inside your account with merely a few clicks. Because the tool is part of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel, it provides the exact same simple interface and you'll not need any special skills to use it. Once you visit the Password Protection section, you will have to select one of the domains or subdomains you have in the account and then choose whether the protection should be turned on for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then input the username and the password that you'd like and you shall be all set. A small padlock icon inside the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the very same way you'll be able to include many usernames and passwords for the same folder if you'd like several people to have their own login credentials.