Password Protected Directories
Learn how to set up a safe and user-only area in your site with password-protected directories.
A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can observe its content. This function can be used for the primary folder of a particular site or only for a particular subfolder depending on your needs. As an illustration, when you are developing a new site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being ready, you should prohibit the access to it completely, while if you would like only some people to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site may be seen by everyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor inputs are not right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area shall take only a few clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites in a cloud web hosting
account with us. You won't have to do anything challenging - you'll have to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it must be secured, and then to input the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to create a number of different usernames with access to the very same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this feature is enabled. If you want to disable the security feature for any folder, you can disable it from the very same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will require several mouse clicks to activate the password protection function for any folder that you have, when you use one of our semi-dedicated servers
. We have an extremely effective tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with no experience. It's a part of the Hepsia Control Panel, that you will get to manage your new account and once you log in and check out the Password Protection section, you shall be able to choose the domain or subdomain that needs to be secured and then the particular folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see 2 boxes in which you will have to type the login name and the password that'll be necessary to access the folder in question and you'll be all set. By following exactly the same steps, you are able to set up several different login credentials for the exact same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders will feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.