A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people could view its content. This feature could be used for the main folder of a certain website or exclusively for a specific subfolder in accordance with the needs you have. For instance, if you are developing a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you have to prohibit the access to it altogether, whereas if you want only some people to be able to access particular files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the site can be seen by anyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor types in aren't right. Even a direct link to a file won't work if any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting
All of our cloud hosting plans include an exceptionally useful tool that will allow you to shield any folder within your account from unauthorized access with simply 2 mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you will only have to go 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 the username and the password which must be used to access the content in question. The feature shall be turned on instantly, so in case you attempt to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to type in the login credentials. You can set up or remove numerous usernames for the very same folder, if needed. When you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be marked with a compact padlock icon.