A password-protected directory is a folder that can't be accessed unless the correct login credentials are offered. This can be an entire Internet site or simply one page which is situated in a subfolder. If you try to open such a directory, you shall see a browser pop-up in which you will have to enter a username and a password. If you type in the appropriate ones, you can continue exploring the content without needing to do anything additional. If the login details aren't accurate, however, you will see information that you aren't authorized to view the content. When this function is active, you won't be able to open a file even if you have a direct link. The option is very practical if you want to prohibit the access to some content or if you are creating a website and you do not want visitors to be able to access it before it's ready.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
Creating a password-protected area will take no more than several mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your Internet sites inside a shared hosting account with our company. You will not need to do anything complicated - you will have to select a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be protected, and then to type in the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. In case a number of people need their own login credentials, there will not be a problem to set up a variety of different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this option is enabled. If you wish to turn off the protection feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the exact same section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Securing any folder with a password will be quite simple if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that's integrated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will permit you to select the particular folder you would like to protect with a few clicks and all you'll have to enter shall be the username and the password that will be used to access it later. You won't experience any troubles even if you haven't had a web hosting account before, because you do not need any previous knowledge or coding skills to switch on the feature. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you shall be able to create many usernames for the same password-protected area, so many people shall be able to access a given folder with their own login details. You shall be able to see the protected folders at a glance either in the exact same section of the CP or inside the File Manager section where you will recognize them by their little padlock icons.