A password-protected directory is a folder that cannot be accessed unless the right login details are supplied. This can be a whole website or simply a single page which is located in a subfolder. If you try to open this type of a directory, you will see a browser pop-up where you have to enter a username as well as a password. If you type the appropriate ones, you can continue browsing the content without having to do anything more. In case the login details aren't right, however, you shall see information that you aren't authorized to view the content. When this function is activated, you will not be able to open a file even though you may have a direct link. The feature is incredibly useful if you'd like to limit the access to some content or if you are creating an Internet site and you don't want visitors to be able to access it before it's ready.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting
All of our Linux cloud hosting
come with an incredibly handy tool that'll allow you to shield any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with just two clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you'll only have to go to the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which should be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password that have to be used in order to access the content in question. The feature shall be activated straightaway, so if you try to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to type in the login details. You could set up or remove multiple usernames for the same folder, if needed. When you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be shown with a little padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will require a few mouse clicks to activate the password protection feature for any folder which you have, when you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers
. We have an incredibly handy tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people without experience. It's included in the Hepsia CP, that you will get to manage your new account and once you log in and navigate to the Password Protection section, you shall be able to select the domain or subdomain that needs to be secured and then the exact folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see two boxes where you shall have to enter the login name and the password that will be needed to access the folder in question and you will be all set to go. By following exactly the same steps, you will be able to set up many different login credentials for the very same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders will feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.