A password-protected directory is a folder that cannot be accessed unless the proper login details are provided. This could be an entire website or just one page which is located within a subfolder. If you attempt to open this type of a directory, you shall see a web browser pop-up in which you will have to type in a username and also a password. In case you input the right ones, you can continue browsing the content without having to do anything else. In case the login details are not accurate, however, you shall see a note that you aren't allowed to see the content. When this function is active, you won't be able to open a file even though you may have a direct link. The function is incredibly handy if you'd like to restrict the access to some content or if you work on an Internet site and you don't want visitors to be able to access it before it's ready.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting

Creating a password-protected area will take just a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites inside a shared website hosting account with us. You shall not have to do anything difficult - you will need to select a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it should be protected, and then to enter the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals require their own login details, there will not be a problem to create a number of different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will always know where this function is enabled. If you wish to deactivate the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the same exact section of the CP in which you have enabled it.