A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals may observe its content. This option may be used for the primary folder of a specific Internet site or only for a specific subfolder based upon your requirements. As an illustration, if you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being ready, you have to prohibit the access to it entirely, and if you would like only some people to be able to access specific files, you can password-protect only a certain folder, while the rest of the site can be seen by everybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor inputs are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting
All our cloud services feature a really convenient tool that will allow you to secure any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with just 2 mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you will just have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that needs to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type in the username and the password that must be used so as to access the content in question. The feature shall be activated right away, so if you make an effort to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to input the login info. You can set up or remove multiple usernames for the very same folder, when necessary. When you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be indicated by a small padlock icon.