A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people could see its content. This feature could be used for the main folder of a particular Internet site or just for a certain subfolder based on your requirements. As an example, when you are developing a new website and you don't want people to see it before it is completely ready, you might want to restrict the access to it as a whole, whereas if you want only some people to be able to access particular files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the rest of the site could be seen by anyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in case the login details the visitor enters aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
You shall be able to create password protection for any content that you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We have integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel where you will be able to enable the function with several clicks and without any complications, even if you are not very tech-savvy. You'll simply need to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder that should be secured (the main folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection shall take effect immediately, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL in your Internet browser, you will have to type in the newly created login details before you can proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the very same folder to a number of individuals, so you'll not have to share the same login credentials with everyone. Each password-protected folder will have a little padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize such folders effortlessly.