A password-protected directory is a folder that cannot be accessed unless the proper login credentials are offered. This may be a whole website or just one page that is located in a subfolder. If you attempt to open this type of a directory, you shall see a web browser pop-up where you have to type in a username as well as a password. In case you type the correct ones, you'll be able to continue exploring the content without the need to do anything else. In case the login details aren't accurate, however, you will see information that you aren't permitted to view the content. In case this feature is activated, you won't be able to open a file even if you have a direct link. The option is very effective if you want to restrict the access to some content or if you are developing an Internet site and you do not want visitors to be able to access it before it's ready.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
All of our Linux web hosting services come with an incredibly handy tool that'll allow you to protect any folder within your account from unauthorized access with just two mouse clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you will just have to visit the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that should be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type in the username and the password which have to be used so as to access the content in question. The function will be active right away, so if you try to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to input the login credentials. You may create or remove numerous usernames for the very same folder, if needed. If you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be marked with a tiny padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to protect any content that you've uploaded by using our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it's a part of, so you will not have to input any code at any time. You'll only need to choose one of the domains/subdomains you have inside the website hosting account and to determine which folder must be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. Then you can input the username and the password, that will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you'll be ready. The protection shall be switched on instantly, so anyone who tries to access the freshly secured folder will have to input the right login information. In cases where a number of individuals have to be able to open exactly the same content, you can create a separate username for each.