A password-protected directory is a folder that can't be accessed unless the right login details are supplied. This could be a whole site or simply one page which is located within a subfolder. If you attempt to open this sort of a directory, you shall see a browser pop-up where you will have to input a username and a password. In case you enter the correct ones, you will be able to continue browsing the content without the need to do anything extra. If the login details are not accurate, however, you'll see a message that you are not permitted to see the content. In case this option is active, you will not be able to open a file even when you have a direct link. The function is incredibly handy if you'd like to prohibit the access to some content or if you are creating a site and you don't want visitors to be able to access it before it is ready.
Password Protected Directories in Hosting
Creating a password-protected area will take merely several clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites in a hosting
account with us. You will not have to do anything challenging - you'll have to pick a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be secured, and then to type in the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. When a number of people require their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to set up a variety of different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this option is activated. If you would like to turn off the protection function 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
Securing any folder with a password shall be really easy if you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server
account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that's incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will allow you to choose the specific folder that you want to protect with a couple of mouse clicks and all you will need to enter shall be the username and the password that will be used to access it afterwards. You won't encounter any difficulties even if you have not had a web hosting account before, because you do not need any previous knowledge or coding skills to switch on the function. If you repeat the same basic steps, you shall be able to create numerous usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so many people shall be able to access a certain folder with their own login credentials. You shall be able to see the protected folders at a glance either in precisely the same section of the Control Panel or inside the File Manager section where you will recognize them by their tiny padlock icons.