A password-protected directory is a folder which can't be accessed unless the correct login credentials are supplied. This may be a whole Internet site or just one page that is in a subfolder. If you attempt to open such a directory, you'll see a web browser pop-up in which you have to type a username and a password. In case you type the appropriate ones, you will be able to continue exploring the content without having to do anything more. In case the login details aren't accurate, however, you'll see a note that you are not allowed to see the content. If this option is activated, you won't be able to open a file even though you may have a direct link. The option is extremely practical if you need to restrict the access to some content or if you are creating an Internet site and you don't want visitors to be able to access it before it is ready.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area will take merely a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites within a shared website hosting account with us. You'll not have to do anything complex - you will have to select a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it has to be secured, and then to type the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. When a number of people require their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to create several different usernames with access to the very same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this feature is active. If you want to deactivate the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the same section of the CP in which you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to set up password protection for any content which you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We have added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel through which you will be able to enable the function with a few clicks and with no complications, even if you're not really tech-savvy. You will only need to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder that has to be protected (the main folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection will take effect immediately, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL inside your web browser, you'll have to input the newly created login credentials before you can proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of people, so you'll not need to share the same login details with everyone. Each password-protected folder will have a compact padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this kind of folders with ease.