A password-protected directory is a folder which cannot be accessed unless the proper login credentials are supplied. This can be a whole website or just a single page that is located within a subfolder. If you try to open such a directory, you'll see a web browser pop-up in which you will need to enter a username as well as a password. In case you enter the correct ones, you can continue browsing the content without the need to do anything more. When the login details are not correct, however, you'll see information that you aren't allowed to look at the content. In case this option is activated, you won't be able to open a file even if you have a direct link. The function is extremely useful if you need to restrict 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's ready.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting
Creating a password-protected area will take merely a few clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites inside a cloud website hosting account with us. You shall not have to do anything complicated - you will have to select a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be secured, and then to type in the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. If a number of people require their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to create a variety of different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this option is enabled. If you want to deactivate the security feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the very same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Securing any folder with a password will be very easy if you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that is incorporated into the Hepsia CP, will allow you to choose the specific folder that you want to protect with a couple of clicks and all you'll need to enter will be the username and the password that'll be used to access it subsequently. You won't experience any difficulties even if you have not had a web hosting account before, because you don't need any previous knowledge or programming skills to switch on the function. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you will be able to create various usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so numerous individuals will be able to access a certain folder with their own login credentials. You'll be able to see the secured folders easily either in exactly the same section of the CP or inside the File Manager section where you shall detect them by their tiny padlock icons.