A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed when a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals can see its content. This option may be used for the primary folder of a particular website or exclusively for a particular subfolder in accordance with your preferences. For instance, when you are creating a new website and you don't want people to see it before it is completely ready, you need to restrict the access to it entirely, and if you would like only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you'll be able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the website could be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters are not right. Even a direct link to a file won't work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting
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include an incredibly convenient tool that'll enable you to shield any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with only two clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you'll only have to go to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which should be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to input the username and the password that must be used in order to access the content in question. The feature shall be activated instantly, so in case you try to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to input the login info. You could create or remove numerous usernames for the exact same folder, if needed. If you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be shown with a little padlock icon.