A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can check out its content. This feature may be used for the main folder of a specific website or just for a specific subfolder in accordance with the needs you have. As an illustration, when you are building a new website and you do not want people to see it prior to it being ready, you need to restrict the access to it completely, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you are able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the website can be seen by anybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor types in aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting
With the password protection tool that is included with each shared website hosting
package deal that we provide, you will be able to protect any content that you have inside your account with only a few mouse clicks. Since the tool is a component of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel, it provides the exact same uncomplicated interface and you'll not need any special skills to use it. As soon as you go to the Password Protection section, you'll need to choose one of the domains or subdomains you have in the account and then choose whether the protection should be activated for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then enter the username and the password that you want and you shall be all set. A little padlock icon in the File Manager section will tell you that a specific folder is password-protected. In the exact same way you will be able to include numerous usernames and passwords for the same folder if you would like several people to have their own login credentials.