A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals could observe its content. This feature could be used for the main folder of a certain website or just for a particular subfolder based upon your requirements. For example, if you are building a new website and you don't want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you have to limit the access to it entirely, whereas if you would like only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you can password-protect only a certain folder, while the remaining portion of the site may be seen by anyone. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor types in aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting
When you use any of our cloud website hosting products, you'll be able to create password-protected areas with ease even if you don't have any experience with this sort of matters. We have built in a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all accounts, so you will be able to protect any folder within merely seconds. You will have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder which should be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type in the desired username and password that will be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Each and every secured folder will have a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see immediately what content is protected and what's not. If necessary, you could make several different sets of login credentials for the same folder.