A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only if a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people may view its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a certain website or just for a particular subfolder based upon your preferences. As an example, when you are developing a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is completely ready, you should limit the access to it altogether, whereas if you want only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you are able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the site may be seen by anybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor types in are not correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting
With the password protection tool that comes with every single cloud website hosting package deal that we provide, you will be able to protect any content which you have inside your account with only a few mouse clicks. As the tool is an element of our ground breaking Hepsia Control Panel, it features the same uncomplicated interface and you'll not need any special skills to use it. When you check out the Password Protection section, you'll have to select one of the domains or subdomains which you have within the account and then decide whether the protection should be activated for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then input the username and the password you want and you shall be all set to go. A little padlock symbol inside the File Manager section will tell you that a specific folder is password-protected. In the same exact way you will be able to include numerous usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.