A password-protected directory is a folder that can't be accessed unless the right login credentials are supplied. This may be an entire website or only one page that is in a subfolder. If you try to open this kind of a directory, you will see a web browser pop-up in which you will need to input a username and also a password. If you enter the appropriate ones, you'll be able to continue surfing around the content with no need to do anything else. When the login details are not correct, however, you will see information that you are not authorized to look at the content. If this feature is active, you won't be able to open a file even if you have a direct link. The function is extremely useful if you wish to restrict the access to some content or if you are creating an Internet site and you do not want visitors to be able to access it before it's ready.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area shall take only a few clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites within a shared hosting account with our company. You'll not need to do anything complex - you'll have to select a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it has to be secured, and then to input the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals need their own login details, there won't be a problem to create numerous 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 will always know where this option is active. If you want to turn off the security feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same section of the CP where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to protect any content you have uploaded using our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it's a part of, so you'll not need to write any code at any time. You'll only have to select one of the domains/subdomains that you have in the website hosting account and to determine which folder should be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You can then type in the username and the password, that will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you'll be good to go. The protection shall be switched on immediately, so anybody who tries to access the recently protected folder will have to type in the accurate login information. When several people must be able to access the same content, you could set up a separate username for each one.