A password-protected directory is a folder that cannot be accessed unless the correct login details are provided. This can be an entire site or simply a single page that is situated in a subfolder. If you attempt to open this sort of a directory, you will see a browser pop-up where you will need to type a username as well as a password. If you type the right ones, you will be able to continue browsing the content without the need to do anything extra. If the login details aren't right, however, you will see a message that you are not authorized to view the content. If this option is activated, you won't be able to open a file even though you may have a direct link. The feature is very effective if you'd like to restrict the access to some content or if you are developing a site and you do not want visitors to be able to access it before it is ready.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take merely a few clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites within a shared website hosting account with us. You shall not have to do anything difficult - you'll need to choose a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it has to be secured, and then to type the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals require their own login details, there won't be a problem to make a variety of different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this function is active. If you'd like to disable the security function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.