A password-protected directory is a folder that can't be accessed unless the correct login details are supplied. This could be a whole website or simply one page that's in a subfolder. If you try to open this sort of a directory, you'll see an Internet browser pop-up where you will need to input a username as well as a password. If you input the correct ones, you will be able to continue surfing around the content without the need to do anything extra. In case the login details aren't accurate, however, you'll see a note that you aren't allowed to see the content. When this option is enabled, you won't be able to open a file even when you have a direct link. The function is quite useful if you wish to limit the access to some content or if you are developing an Internet site and you don't want visitors to be able to access it before it is ready.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
Creating a password-protected area shall take no more than several mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your Internet sites within a web hosting account with us. You will not have to do anything challenging - you'll have to select a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it should be secured, and then to type in the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. If a number of people need their own login details, there won't be a problem to make a number of different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this feature is active. If you wish to turn off the security feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the exact same section of the CP in which you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to set up password protection for any content that you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We have integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel via which you will be able to switch on the feature with a few mouse clicks and with no complications, even if you are not very tech-savvy. You will only need to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder which should be secured (the main folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection will take effect instantly, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL in your browser, you will need to input the newly created login details in order to proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of people, so you will not need to share the same login credentials with anyone. Any password-protected folder shall have a tiny padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize this type of folders effortlessly.