A password-protected directory is a folder that cannot be accessed unless the correct login credentials are supplied. This can be a whole Internet site or just one page that's located within a subfolder. If you try to open such a directory, you'll see a browser pop-up in which you will have to enter a username and a password. If you input the right ones, you will be able to continue browsing the content without having to do anything else. In case the login credentials are not right, however, you'll see a message that you aren't permitted to see the content. In case this function is enabled, you will not be able to open a file even if you have a direct link. The option is extremely useful if you need to limit 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 is ready.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area will take just a few clicks and a few seconds when you host your Internet sites within a shared hosting account with us. You will not have to do anything difficult - you'll have to pick a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it has to be protected, and then to type the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to create several different usernames with access to the very same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will always know where this feature is enabled. If you wish to turn off the security feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the exact same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You shall be able to set up password protection for any content that you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We've integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel through which you shall be able to switch on the feature with several clicks and without any complications, even if you are not quite tech-savvy. You'll simply need to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder which should be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection will take effect instantaneously, so if you try to open the password-protected URL in your web browser, you'll need to type in the newly created login details before you 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 details with everyone. Each password-protected folder shall have a little padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this sort of folders in no time.