A password-protected directory is a folder which cannot be accessed unless the proper login credentials are provided. This could be an entire website or simply one page that's situated in a subfolder. If you attempt to open such a directory, you shall see a web browser pop-up where you must enter a username as well as a password. If you type in the correct ones, you'll be able to continue exploring the content without needing to do anything else. When the login details are not accurate, however, you will see a note that you are not authorized to see the content. In case this option is enabled, you will not be able to open a file even though you may have a direct link. The option is quite useful if you wish to restrict 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 Website Hosting
Creating a password-protected area will take just a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites in a website hosting account with us. You won't need to do anything difficult - you will need to select a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be protected, and then to input the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. In case a number of people require their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to set up several different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this option is active. If you wish to turn off the protection function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
You shall be able to set up password protection for any content you have within your semi-dedicated server account. We've included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel through which you will be able to enable the function with several clicks and with no troubles, even if you are not very tech-savvy. You will only have to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder that should be secured (the main folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection shall take effect immediately, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL in your Internet browser, you will have to type in the newly created login details before you can proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of individuals, so you'll not have to share the same login credentials with anybody. Any password-protected folder shall have a small padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize such folders in no time.