A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals can see its content. This option may be used for the main folder of a specific website or exclusively for a particular subfolder in accordance with your preferences. For example, when you are building a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being ready, you might want to restrict the access to it completely, whereas if you need only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the Internet site may be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor types in aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting
All of our shared website hosting come with a really convenient tool that will permit you to secure any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with only 2 mouse clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia hosting CP, you'll only have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that should be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password which have to be used so as to access the content in question. The feature shall be turned on right away, so if you try to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to type in the login credentials. You may create or remove numerous usernames for the exact same folder, if required. When you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be shown with a little padlock icon.