A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people may see its content. This feature could be used for the primary folder of a specific Internet site or exclusively for a specific subfolder based upon your requirements. As an example, when you are building a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you might want to limit the access to it completely, while if you would like only some people to be able to access particular files, you are able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the website can be seen by anybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor types in are not correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
When you use any of our web hosting products, you can create password-protected areas effortlessly even if you don't have any experience with this sort of matters. We have built in a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you will be able to protect any folder within just seconds. You will have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which has to be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to input the username and password which will be used to access the folder in question later on. Every protected folder will have a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to see instantly what content is protected and what is not. When necessary, you may create several different sets of login details for precisely the same folder.