A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can observe its content. This feature can be used for the primary folder of a given site or exclusively for a particular subfolder depending on your preferences. For instance, when you are creating a new website and you don't want people to see it before it is completely ready, you have to restrict the access to it altogether, while if you want only some people to be able to access certain files, you can password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the website could be seen by everybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor types in are not right. Even a direct link to a file will not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting
If you use any of our cloud website hosting solutions, you will be able to set up password-protected areas without difficulty even if you have zero experience with this sort of matters. We've integrated a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia CP, supplied with all accounts, so you will be able to secure any folder within just seconds. You will only have to select a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder that must be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to input the desired username and password which will be used to access the folder in question later on. Each protected folder shall have padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see instantly what content is secured and what is not. If required, you can create a number of different sets of login details for precisely the same folder.