A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals can see its content. This feature could be used for the main folder of a given website or just for a particular subfolder based upon your preferences. As an illustration, if you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being ready, you need to limit the access to it completely, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you can password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the site can be seen by anybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Hosting

With the password protection tool that is included with every single hosting package deal that we provide, you will be able to protect any content that you have inside your account with merely a few clicks. Due to the fact that the tool is a component of our ground breaking Hepsia Control Panel, it has the exact same simple interface and you shall not require any special skills to use it. When you visit the Password Protection section, you will need to pick one of the domains or subdomains you have within the account and then decide whether the protection should be active for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then type the username and the password you want and you shall be all set. A small padlock symbol inside the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the very same way you shall be able to add many usernames and passwords for the same folder if you'd like several people to have their own login credentials.