A password-protected directory is a folder that can't be accessed unless the right login credentials are supplied. This can be an entire website or only one page which is situated in a subfolder. If you attempt to open this sort of a directory, you'll see a web browser pop-up where you will need to input a username as well as a password. In case you input the appropriate ones, you will be able to continue exploring the content without needing to do anything additional. If the login details are not correct, however, you will see a message that you aren't allowed to look at the content. When this option is enabled, you will not be able to open a file even when you have a direct link. The function is quite practical if you wish to prohibit the access to some content or if you are creating a site and you don't want visitors to be able to access it before it is ready.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area will take merely a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites within a cloud web hosting account with us. You won't have to do anything complicated - you'll need to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be protected, and then to type the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. When a number of people require their own login details, there shall not be a problem to set up several different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this function is enabled. If you want to turn off the protection feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
You shall be able to create password protection for any content that you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We've integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel through which you shall be able to enable the feature with a few clicks and without any problems, even if you're not quite tech-savvy. You'll only need to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder that must be protected (the primary folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection shall take effect instantly, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL inside your Internet browser, you'll have to type in the newly created login details before you can proceed. Additionally, you will be able to give different usernames for the same folder to a number of people, so you will not need to share the same login details with everyone. Each password-protected folder will have a little padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize such folders with ease.