A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized people can see its content. This feature can be used for the primary folder of a specific Internet site or exclusively for a specific subfolder in accordance with your needs. For example, if you are developing a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you should limit the access to it altogether, whereas if you would like only some individuals to be able to access specific files, you'll be able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the website may be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters aren't accurate. 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 Hosting
If you use any of our cloud hosting solutions, you can create password-protected areas without difficulty even if you don't have any experience with this type of matters. We have built in an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts, so you'll be able to protect any folder within merely seconds. You'll simply have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder that has to be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to enter the username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question at some point. Every protected folder will have a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will be able to see instantly what content is protected and what is not. If needed, you can make several different sets of login credentials for precisely the same folder.