A password-protected directory is a folder that cannot be accessed unless the correct login details are offered. This may be an entire site or only one page that is located in a subfolder. If you try to open this type of a directory, you'll see an Internet browser pop-up in which you will have to type in a username and also a password. In case you type in the right ones, you can continue surfing around the content without having to do anything more. When the login details aren't accurate, however, you'll see a message that you are not authorized to look at the content. If this option is activated, you will not be able to open a file even if you have a direct link. The option is extremely practical if you want to limit the access to some content or if you are developing an Internet site and you do not want visitors to be able to access it prior to it being ready.
Password Protected Directories in Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area shall take no more than several mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites inside a hosting
account with us. You will not need to do anything challenging - you will have to select a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it has to be secured, and then to type the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. In case a number of people need their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to create a variety of different usernames with access to the very same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this option is enabled. If you wish to disable the protection function for any folder, you can disable it from the same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will take a couple of mouse clicks to turn on the password protection function for any folder which you have, when you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
. We have an extremely effective tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with no experience. It's included in the Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage your new account and when you log in and check out the Password Protection section, you shall be able to pick the domain or subdomain which needs to be protected and then the particular folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see 2 boxes where you will have to input the login name and the password that'll be required to access the folder in question and you will be all set to go. By following the very same steps, you will be able to create many different login credentials for the same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders shall have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.