A password-protected directory is a folder that can't be accessed unless the proper login details are provided. This could be an entire website or only a single page which is in a subfolder. If you try to open this kind of a directory, you will see a browser pop-up where you have to enter a username as well as a password. In case you type the correct ones, you can continue exploring the content with no need to do anything additional. In case the login details aren't right, however, you will see a note that you are not authorized to look at the content. If this function is activated, you will not be able to open a file even when you have a direct link. The function is very handy if you need to prohibit the access to some content or if you work on a website and you do not want visitors to be able to access it before it's ready.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting
Creating a password-protected area shall take just a few mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites within a shared website hosting account with our company. You will not have to do anything challenging - you'll need to select a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be secured, and then to input the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. In case a number of people require their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to set up a number of different usernames with access to the very same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this option is active. If you'd like to deactivate the protection function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the very same section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Securing any folder with a password shall be very simple if you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, which is integrated into the Hepsia CP, will permit you to pick the particular folder which you want to protect with a couple of clicks and all you will need to input will be the username and the password that'll be used to access it later. You will not encounter any complications even if you have never had a hosting account before, considering that you do not need any previous knowledge or programming skills to switch on the function. If you repeat the same basic steps, you shall be able to create various usernames for the same password-protected area, so lots of people shall be able to access a certain folder with their own login details. You will be able to see the secured folders conveniently either in exactly the same section of the CP or within the File Manager section where you'll detect them by their tiny padlock icons.