A password-protected directory is a folder that cannot be accessed unless the correct login details are offered. This could be a whole website or just a single page which is located in a subfolder. If you try to open this type of a directory, you will see a browser pop-up in which you have to input a username and also a password. In case you type the right ones, you'll be able to continue surfing around the content without the need to do anything more. If the login details are not right, however, you'll see a message that you aren't authorized to look at the content. If this function is enabled, you won't be able to open a file even if you have a direct link. The option is very handy if you'd like to limit the access to some content or if you are creating an Internet site and you don't want visitors to be able to access it prior to it being ready.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
Creating a password-protected area will take only several clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites within a web hosting account with our company. You will not need to do anything complex - you'll need to choose a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it has to be protected, and then to type in the login name and password that'll 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 numerous different usernames with access to the same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this function is enabled. If you want to deactivate the security feature for any folder, you can disable it from the same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Securing any folder with a password will be quite simple if you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that's built into the Hepsia CP, will enable you to select the specific folder you would like to protect with a couple of clicks and all you will need to type in will be the username and the password which will be used to access it later. You'll not experience any difficulties even if you haven't had a website hosting account before, considering that you don't need any previous knowledge or programming skills to switch on the function. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you will be able to set up various usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so numerous individuals will be able to access a particular folder with their own login details. You'll be able to see the secured folders very easily either in the exact same section of the Control Panel or inside the File Manager section where you'll detect them by their compact padlock icons.