A password-protected directory is a folder which can't be accessed unless the correct login credentials are provided. This can be an entire Internet site or just a single page that's situated in a subfolder. If you try to open this type of a directory, you will see a web browser pop-up where you will need to input a username as well as a password. If you enter the correct ones, you'll be able to continue surfing around the content without needing to do anything extra. In case the login credentials are not accurate, however, you shall see a message that you aren't allowed to look at the content. If this feature is enabled, you will not be able to open a file even when you have a direct link. The feature is very useful if you want to prohibit the access to some content or if you are creating a website and you don't want visitors to be able to access it before it's ready.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting
All of our Linux shared website hosting plans feature an exceptionally handy tool that will enable you to secure any folder within your account from unauthorized access with only 2 clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you will only have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which has to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password that must be used to access the content in question. The function will be turned on immediately, so in case you attempt to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to input the login info. You can create or remove many usernames for the same folder, if necessary. When you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be shown with a compact padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to shield any content you have uploaded using our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it is part of, so you'll not need to type in any code at any time. You'll only need to choose one of the domains/subdomains which you have inside the website hosting account and to select which folder needs to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. Then you can enter the username and the password, which will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be all set. The protection will be switched on instantly, so anybody who attempts to access the recently protected folder shall have to input the accurate login information. In cases where a number of individuals must be able to access precisely the same content, you could set up a separate username for each one.