A password-protected directory is a folder that cannot be accessed unless the correct login credentials are offered. This can be an entire Internet site or only one page that's situated in a subfolder. If you attempt to open such a directory, you will see a web browser pop-up where you must type in a username and a password. In case you input the appropriate ones, you'll be able to continue browsing the content without needing to do anything more. If the login credentials aren't correct, however, you will see a note that you aren't allowed to view the content. In case this function is enabled, you will not be able to open a file even though you may have a direct link. The feature is incredibly useful if you wish to limit 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 Hosting
If you use any of our shared hosting products, you can set up password-protected areas easily even if you have no experience with this type of matters. We've integrated a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all accounts, so you'll be able to protect any folder within just a few seconds. You'll simply have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which must be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type in the preferred username and password that will be used to access the folder in question in the future. Each secured folder shall have padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will be able to see at a glance what content is protected and what's not. If required, you can make several different sets of login credentials for the exact same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to create password protection for any content which you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We've included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel via which you shall be able to switch on the feature with a number of mouse clicks and without any complications, even if you are not really tech-savvy. You will only need to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder that has to be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection will take effect instantly, so if you try to open the password-protected URL within your Internet browser, you'll have to type the newly created login details before you proceed. Additionally, you will be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of people, so you will not need to share the same login credentials with everyone. Any password-protected folder shall have a compact padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to recognize this sort of folders in no time.