A password-protected directory is a folder that can't be accessed unless the right login credentials are offered. This could be an entire website or simply one page that is situated in a subfolder. If you try to open this type of a directory, you'll see a browser pop-up in which you will have to type in a username and also a password. If you enter the correct ones, you will be able to continue surfing around the content without the need to do anything additional. If the login credentials are not right, however, you shall see a message that you are not allowed to view the content. When this function is active, you will not be able to open a file even if you have a direct link. The function is very useful if you need to restrict 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 before it's ready.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting
With the password protection tool provided with each and every shared website hosting
plan that we offer, you'll be able to protect any content that you have in your account with simply a few clicks. Since the tool is part of our ground breaking Hepsia Control Panel, it offers the same simple interface and you'll not require any special skills to use it. When you go to the Password Protection section, you will have to choose one of the domains or subdomains that you have in the account and then choose whether the protection should be switched on for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then input the username and the password that you would like and you shall be set. A small padlock symbol within the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the same way you shall be able to include many usernames and passwords for the same folder if you would like several people to have their own login credentials.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will require several clicks to enable the password protection function for any folder you have, if you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
. We have an exceptionally helpful tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with zero experience. It is part of the Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to manage your new account and when you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you will be able to select the domain or subdomain that should be protected and then the specific folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see 2 boxes in which you shall have to input the login name and the password that will be required to access the folder in question and you will be all set. By following precisely the same steps, you will be able to set up a number of login credentials for the exact same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders will feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.