A password-protected directory is a folder that cannot be accessed unless the right login credentials are supplied. This can be a whole website or simply a single page which is in a subfolder. If you attempt to open this type of a directory, you'll see a web browser pop-up where you have to enter a username as well as a password. In case you input the correct ones, you will be able to continue browsing the content with no need to do anything more. In case the login credentials aren't accurate, however, you'll see a message that you are not authorized to see the content. In case this function is active, you will not be able to open a file even if you have a direct link. The feature is very effective if you wish to limit the access to some content or if you are creating a site and you do not want visitors to be able to access it prior to it being ready.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
All of our Linux web hosting service include a very useful tool which will enable you to shield any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with simply 2 mouse clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you'll only have to visit the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that needs to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type in the username and the password that must be used to access the content in question. The function shall be turned on at once, so if you try to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to input the login credentials. You may set up or remove a number of usernames for the same folder, if required. When you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be indicated by a small padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to protect any content which you have uploaded by using our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it is a part of, so you will not need to write any code at any time. You will simply need to pick one of the domains/subdomains that you have in the website hosting account and to choose which folder needs to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You may then enter the username and the password, that will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be good to go. The protection will be turned on right away, so anyone that tries to access the recently protected folder will have to input the correct login info. If various individuals should be able to access the same content, you can create a separate username for each.