A password-protected directory or area is a folder that may be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals could view its content. This function can be used for the primary folder of a particular site or exclusively for a particular subfolder based upon your preferences. For instance, if you are creating a new site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completely ready, you need to restrict the access to it altogether, while if you would like only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you can password-protect only a specific folder, while the remainder of the site may be seen by anybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor inputs are not correct. Even a direct link to a file shall not work so long as any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting
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feature a really useful tool that'll permit you to shield any folder within your account from unauthorized access with simply 2 mouse clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia hosting CP, you will simply have to navigate 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 type the username and the password that have to be used in order to access the content in question. The function will be turned on right away, so if you try to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to type in the login information. You may create or remove numerous usernames for the same folder, if required. If you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be shown with a compact padlock icon.