A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people could view its content. This option could be used for the main folder of a specific Internet site or only for a specific subfolder in accordance with the needs you have. As an example, when you are creating a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you might want to restrict the access to it as a whole, whereas if you would like only some people to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the Internet site may be seen by anyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear if the login details the visitor types in aren't 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 Web Hosting
If you use any of our cloud web hosting packages, you will be able to create password-protected areas without difficulty even if you don't have any experience with this type of matters. We have built in a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia CP, supplied with all accounts, so you'll be able to protect any folder within just a few seconds. You'll only have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which has to be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to enter the desired username and password which will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Any secured folder shall have padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see at a glance what content is protected and what is not. If required, you may create several different sets of login credentials for the same folder.