A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals could look at its content. This feature can be used for the primary folder of a specific website or only for a certain subfolder based upon your needs. As an example, if you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it is completely ready, you need to prohibit the access to it as a whole, and if you would like only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the Internet site could be seen by anybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters aren't right. Even a direct link to a file won't work given that any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting
All our cloud web hosting plans include a very useful tool that will enable you to protect any folder within your account from unauthorized access with only two clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia website hosting CP, you'll just have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which should be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password which have to be used to access the content in question. The feature shall be turned on instantly, so in case you try to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to enter the login info. You could set up or remove a number of usernames for the same folder, when necessary. When you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be marked with a tiny padlock icon.