A password-protected directory is a folder which cannot be accessed unless the proper login credentials are offered. This can be an entire website or just a single page which is located within a subfolder. If you try to open this type of a directory, you'll see a web browser pop-up where you will have to input a username and also a password. In case you input the right ones, you'll be able to continue exploring the content with no need to do anything additional. In case the login details aren't correct, however, you'll see a message that you are not allowed to view the content. When this function is active, you won't be able to open a file even though you may have a direct link. The function is extremely practical if you want to limit the access to some content or if you work on a website and you don't want visitors to be able to access it before it's ready.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting
Creating a password-protected area will take just a couple of clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites within a shared website hosting account with us. You shall not need to do anything complex - you will need to select a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it has to be secured, and then to type in the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals need their own login details, there won't be a problem to make a number of different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this function is activated. If you'd like to deactivate the protection feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the CP in which you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Securing any folder with a password will be very simple if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, which is built into the Hepsia Control Panel, will permit you to choose the particular folder you would like to secure with a couple of clicks and all you'll need to type in shall be the username and the password that will be used to access it subsequently. You will not encounter any troubles even if you have never had a hosting account before, because you don't need any previous knowledge or programming skills to switch on the function. If you repeat the same basic steps, you shall be able to set up various usernames for the very same password-protected area, so lots of people will be able to access a certain folder with their own login details. You'll be able to see the secured folders easily either in precisely the same section of the Control Panel or within the File Manager section where you'll identify them by their little padlock icons.