A password-protected directory is a folder that can't be accessed unless the proper login details are supplied. This may be an entire Internet site or only one page that is located in a subfolder. If you try to open this kind of a directory, you'll see a browser pop-up in which you will have to type in a username as well as a password. In case you input the appropriate ones, you will be able to continue exploring the content with no need to do anything additional. If the login credentials are not right, however, you shall see a message that you are not authorized to view the content. If this option is enabled, you will not be able to open a file even if you have a direct link. The option is very useful if you wish to limit the access to some content or if you are creating a site and you don't want visitors to be able to access it before it is ready.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting
If you use any of our cloud website hosting
plans, you will be able to set up password-protected areas with ease even if you have no experience with this kind of matters. We have incorporated a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you'll be able to protect any folder within just a few seconds. You will have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder which should be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to enter the preferred username and password that will be used to access the folder in question later on. Any secured folder will have a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will be able to see instantly what content is secured and what is not. If necessary, you can make several different sets of login credentials for the exact same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will require several mouse clicks to turn on the password protection function for any folder which you have, if you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
. We have a very helpful tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people with no experience. It is part of the Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage your new account as soon as you log in and visit the Password Protection section, you shall 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 will also see two boxes in which you will have to type in the login name and the password that will be required to access the folder in question and you'll be good to go. By following the very same steps, you will be able to set up several different login credentials for the very same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.