A password-protected directory is a folder which cannot be accessed unless the right login details are provided. This can be a whole website or simply one page that is in a subfolder. If you attempt to open this sort of a directory, you will see a browser pop-up where you will have to input a username as well as a password. In case you enter the correct ones, you'll be able to continue browsing the content with no need to do anything more. If the login credentials aren't accurate, however, you will see a note that you aren't permitted to see the content. If this option is enabled, you will not be able to open a file even though you may have a direct link. The feature is very effective if you need to limit the access to some content or if you work on a website and you don't want visitors to be able to access it before it is ready.
Password Protected Directories in Hosting
Creating a password-protected area will take only a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites inside a hosting account with us. You won't have to do anything complex - you will have to select a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be protected, and then to input the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. If a number of people require their own login details, there will not be a problem to create a number of different usernames with access to the exact 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 would like to deactivate the protection function for any folder, you can disable it from the same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to create password protection for any content 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 shall be able to activate the feature with a few mouse clicks and with no difficulties, even if you're not really tech-savvy. You will only have to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder which must be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) and the login name and password. The protection will take effect instantaneously, so if you make an effort to open the password-protected URL in your Internet browser, you will need to type in the newly created login details in order to proceed. Additionally, you'll be able to give different usernames for the very same folder to a number of people, so you'll not have to share the same login details with everyone. Any password-protected folder will have a small padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize such folders with ease.