Password Protected Directories
What are password-protected directories? What do they imply for your website?
A password-protected directory is a folder that can't be accessed unless the correct login credentials are provided. This can be a whole website or only one page which is located in a subfolder. If you try to open this type of a directory, you will see a browser pop-up in which you have to type a username and a password. In case you input the appropriate ones, you can continue surfing around the content with no need to do anything additional. If the login details are not accurate, however, you will see a message that you are not authorized to view the content. In case this function is enabled, you won't be able to open a file even if you have a direct link. The feature is very effective if you'd like to limit the access to some content or if you are developing a site and you don't want visitors to be able to access it before it's ready.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
If you use any of our web hosting
products, you will be able to make password-protected areas without difficulty even if you don't have any experience with this kind of matters. We have built in a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all accounts, so you'll be able to protect any folder within just seconds. You'll simply have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder which must be secured (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type in the preferred username and password which will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Any secured folder will have a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see easily what content is protected and what is not. If needed, you can make several different sets of login credentials for the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server
account with our company, you will be able to protect any content that you have uploaded using our protection tool. Its interface is as simple and intuitive as that of the Hepsia Control Panel it is part of, so you will not need to enter any code at any time. You will only have to pick one of the domains/subdomains you have in the hosting account and to pick which folder has to be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. After that you can enter the username and the password, that will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you shall be ready. The protection shall be turned on instantly, so anyone who tries to access the recently protected folder will have to type in the accurate login info. In cases where a number of individuals have to be able to access the same content, you could make a separate username for each of them.