A password-protected directory is a folder that can't be accessed unless the correct login credentials are provided. This can be a whole site or just one page that's in a subfolder. If you attempt to open such a directory, you shall see an Internet browser pop-up where you have to input a username as well as a password. In case you type in the right ones, you will be able to continue surfing around the content without having to do anything extra. When the login credentials are not right, however, you shall see a message that you are not allowed to see the content. When this feature is active, you won't be able to open a file even when you have a direct link. The option is very handy if you want to limit the access to some content or if you are developing a site and you do not want visitors to be able to access it before it is ready.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area shall take only several mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites inside a cloud website hosting account with us. You'll not need to do anything complex - you will need to select a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it should be secured, and then to enter the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. In case a number of people require their own login details, there shall not be a problem to set up a number of different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this option is enabled. If you would like to disable the protection function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the CP where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Securing any folder with a password shall be very simple if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that is built into the Hepsia Control Panel, will allow you to select the exact folder you would like to secure with a few mouse clicks and all you'll need to type in will be the username and the password that'll be used to access it later on. You will not encounter any problems even if you haven't had a website hosting account before, considering that you don't need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to switch on the feature. If you repeat the same simple steps, you'll be able to set up various usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so numerous individuals will be able to access a certain folder with their own login details. You shall be able to see the protected folders at a glance either in the exact same section of the Control Panel or inside the File Manager section where you'll recognize them by their tiny padlock icons.