A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals may observe its content. This function can be used for the primary folder of a given site or exclusively for a particular subfolder based upon your preferences. As an example, when you are developing a new website and you do not want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you need to restrict the access to it completely, while if you want only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the website may be seen by anybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor types in are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
With the password protection tool supplied with every web hosting package that we offer, you shall be able to secure any content that you have within your account with merely a few mouse clicks. Since the tool is part of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, it provides the same simple interface and you will not require any special skills to use it. Once you visit the Password Protection section, you will need to pick one of the domains or subdomains you have in the account and then choose whether the protection should be activated for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then type the username and the password that you would like and you shall be all set to go. A small padlock icon within the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the very same way you shall be able to include many usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.